Justin Timberlake is opening up about how he found out he was nominated for an Oscar this morning!
The 35-year-old entertainer says that his wife Jessica Biel was the one to wake him up with the news. He is nominated for Best Original Song for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the Trolls movie.
“I was recovering from a late night at the studio so when I woke up there was a whirlwind of emails and texts, but my wife broke the news to me which was even sweeter,” Justin told Deadline. “We were just giddy this morning, and I’m still like in a tornado. I’m just really honored and grateful they recognized the song. I’ve honestly been walking around today thinking, ‘Did that happen?’”
“I’m really humbled by the whole thing. I think most of all, I was excited the whole year that people responded to the song,” Justin added.” Now more than ever we need something that puts a kick in someone’s step and unites us through a good feeling. I think that is what I was always most happy about that it gives people a good feeling. For the Academy to recognize this song? Wow. Yeah, I’m pinching myself.”
Pictured inside: Jessica stopping by her restaurant Au Fudge and running errands on Tuesday (January 24) in West Hollywood, Calif.