December 14th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
Between his movie "Moneyball" and launching his Fox animated series, "Allen Gregory," Jonah Hill has been on fire this year. Now he can add something else to his list of achievements: a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
On Wednesday, Hill earned a nomination for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for playing Peter Brand in "Moneyball."
"It feels unlike anything I've ever felt," the actor told CNN.
Hill played the assistant general manager to Brad Pitt's Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's baseball team who uses mathematics and economics to assess each player's value.
In preparing for his role, Hill said that it wasn't easy when it came to dealing with the formulas.
"I think the hardest part was mastering the mathematics of it all and understanding it," he said. "I myself am poor at mathematics, so it ended up being a really big challenge."
But for Hill, the best part was having the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and some of the other cast members.
"It was an insane opportunity," he said. "I just really respect them and I was able to learn so much."
Hill also said that he honestly was not expecting a nomination, and was quite shocked when he found out while filming his latest project.
"I didn’t even know about the nominations," he said. "And then my publicist called me. I was in my trailer and when I walked in, everyone on set was clapping."
You can watch Hill next in his new movie "The Sitter," which came out last week, and then on "21 Jump Street," which will be released in March 2012.
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