Helen Hunt on Her Oscar Nomination

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. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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."