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Oscar nominee Steve Carell: I'm not that big of a star

Oscar hopeful Steve Carell has told ITV News that he doesn't consider himself "that big" of a star and said that his dream when he first got into acting was only to earn enough money to support his family.

Speaking to ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot ahead of his Best Actor Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher, the 52-year-old said that he takes "nothing for granted".

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Eddie Redmayne: Benedict and I are overwhelmed

Oscar hopeful Eddie Redmayne, who is up against his friend Benedict Cumberbatch for the Best Actor Oscar, has told ITV News that both of them are "overwhelmed" by the nods.

Redmayne, 33, is nominated for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, while Cumberbatch, 38, is in the running for his portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

Speaking from Los Angeles, Redmayne said: "We texted each other this morning and there was many an exclamation mark. We're just both overwhelmed."

Redmayne also paid tribute to his co-star Felicity Jones, who is up for Best Actress for her role as Hawking's wife, saying it "means the world" that she has also been nominated.

Oscars 2015 line-up least racially diverse in 17 years

This year's Academy Award nominees for Actor in a Leading Role Credit: Reuters

This year's Oscar hopefuls for acting are the least racially diverse in 17 years, NBC News reported.

All the performers nominated across the four acting categories - Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress - are white.

The last time all 20 nominees for these categories were all white was in 1998.

British actor David Oyelowo was widely tipped for a Best Actor nod for his portrayal of Dr Martin Luther King in Selma but was overlooked in the category.

Ruffalo 'humbled' by Best Supporting Actor nomination

Mark Ruffalo has said he is "honored and humbled" after being nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for this year's Oscars.

The actor tweeted:

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Julianne Moore tweets delight at Best Actress Oscar nomination

Julianne Moore has tweeted that she is "so happy I can barely breathe" after being nominated in the best actress category of this year's Oscars.

Moore posted on her official Twitter page:

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