Evan Rachel Wood on her first Emmy nod
July 14th, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Evan Rachel Wood on her first Emmy nod

Evan Rachel Wood was still digesting her first Emmy nomination this morning when she sat down to eat her “breakfast of champions” - cream of wheat – with her cat by her side.

The 23-year-old actress was in bed when she learned that she's nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie for her role in HBO’s “Mildred Pierce.”

“I had one eye open in case the phone started ringing,” she said. “And it did.”

Wood’s “Mildred Pierce” co-stars, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham, are also nominated in the supporting actress category, while Kate Winslet received an outstanding lead actress nod.

The miniseries earned a total of 21 nominations.

“They’re all brilliant, brilliant actresses so it’s just really cool that we’re all being recognized in that way,” Wood said.

And though Wood added that she never thinks about the potential acclaim when agreeing to a role – “it’s too distracting” - she’s not about to downplay her excitement now.

“You should totally be proud of yourself and your work,” she said.

A celebration with her friends is in store for this evening, but for now, she said, “I’m just celebrating in my own way. It’s good to wake up with a smile on your face.”

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  1. Itsamemario

    ok kids outta the pool..

    July 15, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. marian

    Hey ET and Pedro you go your cultures mixed up! Pizza and spaghetti is not from the african american culture that is the italians!

    July 15, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. alecia

    Lol! You guys make me laugh. But to be fair, PIERCE is the best mini-series HBO has done in a long while and it deserves every nomination it got! Eat youq heart out Joan!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JOSE'

    I am Jose. I like beans y tacos. si. Tacos y burritos es muy bueno.

    July 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PEDRO

    si. si me grande amigo. : )

    July 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Psychiatrist

    Talking to yourself again, dan/PEDRO?

    July 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PEDRO

    You black african americans need to not be eating up our beans. Yall should be eating pizza and spaghetti and stuff from your own culture. Them beans is ours !

    July 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PEDRO

    NO ! They are our beans ! You cant have them. They are nacho beans !

    July 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dan

    they eat up all the beans so other people dont have any. mexikins need to learn that other peoples like beans too. I am a black african american and i love beans.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dan

    it doesnt really matter to me but i thought it is against the law to hire mexikins.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dan

    isnt she some kind of mexikin girl ?

    July 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

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