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Emily Blunt was picking up dog poop when she found out about her first Oscar nomination for Oppenheimer as she reveals her husband John Krasinski’s sweet reaction

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Emily Blunt found out about her Oscar nomination while she was picking up dog poop.

The British actress landed a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Oppenheimer, her first ever Academy Award nomination. 

She has now revealed the very down to earth situation she found herself in when the nomination was announced, recalling how she was taking her pet pooch for a walk in her New York neighbourhood.

During a talk with Josh Horowitz at 92NY in the Big Apple, Emily explained: ‘It’s all quite scary, the anticipation of it, and I think you just try not to listen to buzz because buzz can be built on sand sometimes.’

‘And so when it did happen, and when it happened in such a far-reaching way for all of us in the movie and every crew member, it was magical.’

Emily Blunt found out about her first ever Oscar nomination while she was picking up dog poop, she has revealed

Emily Blunt found out about her first ever Oscar nomination while she was picking up dog poop, she has revealed

The British actress landed a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Oppenheimer, opposite Cillian Murphy who is also nominated

The British actress landed a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Oppenheimer, opposite Cillian Murphy who is also nominated 

‘I did have a brief cry in the middle of Brooklyn, brief weep directly after picking up my dog’s poop … I did pick up her poop and then I heard that I got nominated so it was perfect.’

Emily added her husband John Krasinski also wept when he heard the news while helping her dispose of the dog poop. 

She explained: ‘[John] had a really good cry as well, after helping me with the poop. I think he went and put it in the trash and then we both cried.’

Emily is nominated alongside Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), America Ferrera (Barbie), Jodie Foster (Nyad), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers) and the winner will be announced at the ceremony in Los Angeles on March 10.

The actress went on to talk about several scenes in the movie when she had to depict her character of Kitty Oppenheimer drunk – and she insisted she was sober throughout after previously knocking back booze for another drunken role and it went horribly wrong.

She explained: ‘I’ve done it once [downed alcohol for a drunk scene] and it was a disaster.’

‘I was so paranoid and messy – it was way back in the day, I’m not even going to tell you what it was for. No, I prefer to be stone-cold sober.

‘I mean I seem to have done this a couple of times, I’m like the go-to for ugly drunks.’

Emily added her husband John Krasinski also wept when he heard the news while helping her dispose of the dog poop (pictured together at last month's Critics Choice Awards

Emily added her husband John Krasinski also wept when he heard the news while helping her dispose of the dog poop (pictured together at last month’s Critics Choice Awards 

Oppenheimer came away with a leading 13 Oscar nominations, receiving nods for Best Picture; Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr

Director Christopher Nolan has been nominated for five Oscars for his films Momento, Inception, Dunkirk in the past – but has never won.

He’ll be hoping to change his luck with his three-hour epic about the creation of the atomic bomb, which has been an awards season favourite so far. 

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