(NEW YORK) — Laurie Metcalf has two Emmys and a Tony award under her belt, and this year she’s going for Oscar gold.
Despite all her previous accolades, the first-time Oscar nominee — who’s up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lady Bird — says she never imagined she’d be recognized by the Academy in this way.
“Just to be in the room is incredible,” she tells ABC Radio. “I just hadn’t planned on it ever happening to me.”
Aside from the recognition from her peers, Metcalf says her favorite part on this awards season journey has been hearing the reactions from Lady Bird fans who relate to the relationship between her character Marion and free-spirited daughter Lady Bird, played by Saoirse Ronan.
“That’s been wonderful to have mothers and daughters come up and say they’ve seen the movie together and they’ve had an epiphany throughout it, you know, seeing each other through different eyes,” she says.
The movie also resonated in Metcalf’s own household when she watched the film with her teenage daughter.
“My older daughter and I had the side-eye glances at each other throughout the movie because she’s heard me say and she has said [things], if not verbatim, but very close to some of the lines that are in the movie,” she says with a laugh.
Lady Bird scored five Oscar nominations in total, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan and Best Director for Greta Gerwig.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards air live on ABC Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. ET.
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Source: General Entertainment