Brad Pitt was “dizzy with joy…and caffeine” after hearing that he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in Moneyball along with a nomination for Best Picture for both Moneyball and Tree of Life.
Pitt phoned into The Today Show where he stated,
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“We’re ecstatic over here … It means so much considering this film was just dead on the rocks two years ago. It took a lot of people, a lot of artisans and craftsmen, to get it to the screen. It’s a great honor, a real tribute to Billy Beane and Oakland A’s organization. I’m really happy.”
He also praised good friend and fellow Oscar nominee George Clooney, saying “It’s more fun to have a friend there. No one does it better than George. Give him all the trophies. When you run out, make new ones and give him those, too.”