Jolie calls Oscar nod a “privilege beyond any expectation”

January 23rd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Angelina Jolie

Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, who is among the nominees in the Best Actress category for Changeling, has called her nod “a privilege beyond any expectation.”

“Working with Clint Eastwood was a reward in itself that will last me a lifetime,” she says of the film’’s director.

“It has been an exceptional year for acting, and I am honored to be in the company of these talented actors whose performances all deserve this recognition, she added.

Jolie’’s other 2008 film, Kung Fu Panda, is also up in the Best Animated Feature Film category, reports Us magazine.

Of the film, the actress said: “I am also happy that Kung Fu Panda was noticed by the Academy and proud to be a part of a film my entire family loves so much.”

Meanwhile, Pitt, who is promoting his best picture nominee, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, said being nominated in the best actor category is “a great honor for the movie.

The Oscars air on ABC, Sunday, February 22. (ANI)

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