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Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg admits that he is over the moon with happiness thanks to the congratulatory messages he is receiving from friends, but notes that nothing means as much as the congratulations from his wife, Kate Capshaw.
“She just said, 'I'm proud of you. And she said that in a way that melted my heart,” Spielberg explained to USA Today.
Although Spielberg was unable to attend the nominations ceremony hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone, the director notes that he did get the early morning phone call. “It was a wonderful thing to have the phone ring this morning while it was still …It was one of the best calls I have ever received," he gushes.
In fact, not only was Lincoln nominated for best director, the film also garnered noms for Best Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Actor.
Lincoln been nominated for a total of 12 awards which Spielberg notes is “a nomination for every year we were on this road pre-Lincoln. It's 12 years from the time I began the project to Nov. 3 when it opened."
He added, "The irony is it's a nomination for every year we worked to bring Lincoln back as a motion picture. It's breathtaking and astonishing.”