Forest Whitaker Excited for Mickey Rourke Nomination

January 22, 2009 By:
Forest Whitaker Excited for Mickey Rourke Nomination

The 81st Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced today in Hollywood.

Academy award winner Forest Whitaker was on hand to announce the nominees this morning and Hollyscoop caught up with the star to get his thoughts on the nominations.

“You know it's always exciting to see peoples work supported and celebrated…and the surprises!

"You never know what you think is going to happen and I think there was some great films this year. I'm just happy to have a chance to be apart of it," Forest told Hollyscoop exclusively at the Academy Award Nomination Announcement.

We spoke to Forest about his two colleagues Taraji Henson and Mickey Rourke, who have both been nominated for an Oscar.

“I worked with Taraji on Hurricane Season, I'm really happy for her, it’s really exciting. Mickey, I worked with before and I'm about to work with him again in “The Expendables.” And Sean and a lot of them, a lot of my colleagues are nominated. David Fincher, Ron Howard, so many great people."

There were certainly some surprises and a lot of snubs this year. What were your thoughts on the nominations? Who do you think should take home the Best Actor/Best Actress award?

Check out our exclusive Interview below.