Rachel McAdams reveals that she is both 'shocked' and 'delighted' by her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.
McAdams was nominated for her performance in the hard-hitting journalism movie Spotlight; this is the first Oscar nod of her career to date.
And the actress was thrilled that this important movie had been recognised by the Academy Award. Speaking after the nominations were announced, she said: "Wow! This is such an incredible honor. I am shocked and delighted.
"Thank you to Tom, the cast, the entire Spotlight team, especially Sacha Pfeiffer and the Academy. What a tremendous recognition, not just for me, but for this important film. Never been so happy to get a call at 6 am!"
Spotlight, which is based on the true story of a group of journalists from the Boston Globe uncovered a scandal of child molestation and cover-up with the local Catholic Archdiocese, was one of the big winners yesterday as it picked up six nominations.
As well as Best Supporting Actress, the film has also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo, Best Director (Tom McCarthy), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Achievement in Editing.
2015 has been a terrific year for female film performances and McAdams is in another loaded category as she is nominated alongside Kate Winslet, Rooney Mara, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alicia Vikander for Steve Jobs, Carol, The Hateful Eight, and The Danish Girl.
Every actress in the category could potentially win as there is no clear frontrunner. However, Winslet did scoop the Golden Globe at the weekend.
As for McAdams, she is currently filming Doctor Strange, the latest Marvel film, which is due out in the autumn.
The Oscar winners will be announced on 28th February. Spotlight is released on 29th January.