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Naomi Watts Says "It's a Great Year For Australia" at the Oscars Luncheon

Oscar nominee Naomi Watts made time to talk to the press at today's Oscars Luncheon, and the star of The Impossible spent a lot of time celebrating others, particularly her director and the other Australian nominees. Watts also hinted that the experience of being the only actor to get an Oscar nomination for the film is a bit bittersweet.

On The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona: "I absolutely loved working with him. It was clear to me in our first meeting that he's just full of passion, with this his story in particular. He did a huge amount of preparation. . . . His research was extensive. He and his producer showed me so much material, and the way they spoke about it, more importantly, I could feel how deeply connected they were with it, and with Maria, the woman who I play, and how important it was to tell her story with the utmost truth and never deviating from it. Basically everything you saw on the screen was blow-by-blow what happened to her and her family. Despite the fact that he came from genre film, while he honors that a little bit, he's still staying very close to the truth and not creating things for shock or entertainment value. He's one of the most exciting directors I've worked with, and I see incredible things coming from him."

On her fellow Australian nominees this year: "It's a great year for Australia! Very exciting. I've only seen Jacki [Weaver] once, but I've seen quite a bit of Hugh [Jackman], and it really does become exciting when you see fellow actors achieving this kind of recognition and you just sort of pinch each other and say, 'Look at this — is this really happening?'"

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On whether she's been preparing for the Oscars: "No on the Oscar preparation! In fact, I just arrived here and saw those gold statues and thought, 'Oh, wow. This is really a flashback.' It's the first time it hit home that it's actually happened."

On being the only person from The Impossible to receive an Oscar nomination: "A lot of people went unrecognized. I don't know why that happened. Maybe not enough people have seen the film."

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