updated 02/02/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/02/2010 AT 10:40 AM ET
"This is more exhilarating than I could have ever imagined. What a tremendous honor from the academy – a blazing stamp in the passport of an artist that can never be taken away and will always be cherished."
And we thought diffusing bombs was exciting! Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner reacts to nabbing his first Oscar nomination.
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.
– Paul Chi