updated 02/02/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/02/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
"I’m very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too."
Helen Mirren reacts to her Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Leo Tolstoy’s wife in The Last Station.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Alexis Chiu