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Actress Helen Hunt arrives at The 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on January 5, 2013 in Palm Springs, California. Helen Hunt.

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Helen Hunt on Her Oscar Nomination

Helen Hunt, who earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as a sex surrogate in The Sessions, gave Vulture a call this afternoon to tell us how she was feeling. As you can imagine: good! "After I got the wake-up call," she told us, "my daughter was running around going, 'You got mominated! She calls it a 'momination.'" She hasn't spoken to her snubbed co-star John Hawkes just yet — he doesn't have a cell phone, she explained — but she'll "see him tonight at the Critics Choice Awards," where she plans to celebrate her nod. "We'll have awards to celebrate awards."

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