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Taraji P. Henson Says Oscar Nomination for Benjamin Button ‘Changes Everything’

Taraji P. Henson recalls the moment she found out about her Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

“I was sound asleep thanks to Pinot Noir, and the phone rings at 5:30 a.m.” she recalls to “I knew why it was ringing, so I woke up screaming and it wasn’t a nightmare!”

“I wasn’t expecting anything. All I expect is for my work to touch people, to move and inspire people. That’s all I expect,” she added. “I don’t get into the award stuff so this is just icing on the cake!”

“This is the highest honor for what I do in this industry,” Henson said. “Think about it, for the rest of my career I will be known as ‘Academy Award nominated Taraji P. Henson.’ That changes everything!”

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