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Julianne Moore Admits She Wants to Win the Oscar: “It’s a Very Big Deal”

Written by Sheree Wilcox

Not playing coy! Nominated for the fifth time at next weekend’s 87th Annual Academy Awards, Julianne Moore made no mistake of spilling in a new interview just how much she wants to win.

The veteran star, 54, spoke to Parade about her Best Actress nomination for her work in Still Alice, telling the magazine that she is hoping to take home the honor.

“That’s the nomination from your peers,” she said. “It’s a very, very big deal.”

Moore is facing some of said peers for the award, competing against Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Reese Witherspoon for Wild, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, and Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night.

Even if she doesn’t win, the Don Jon star has already seen a hugely successful awards season. Celebrated for her work in Still Alice, Moore nabbed wins from the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and the SAGs. She also made a point to Parade about just how happy she is in her personal life.

“The family that I have,” she gushed. “The friends. The marriage. How lucky am I?”

Moore has been married to her husband, director Bart Freundlich, for almost 12 years. The two started dating in 1997 and went on to welcome son Caleb in 1997 and daughter Liv in 2002.

“Right before I met my husband, I always felt as if the party was happening somewhere else,” Moore added to Parade of her love, 45. “Like, ‘Where is everybody else going?’ And once I met him and we had our children, I was like, ‘This is where the party is.’ There’s nowhere else I want to be. I see a tremendous amount of purpose and a feeling of belonging.”

Still, when the nominees for the 2015 Oscars were first announced last month, Moore expressed her great delight at being honored. “I am so happy i can barely breathe,” she tweeted as soon as the news broke.

Moore added the following week at an event honoring her at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image, “You have to be grateful for everything that comes your way. It’s never a guarantee. You never even know if people are going to see your movie. So the fact that we’ve got this much attention, it’s really incredible.”

About the author

Sheree Wilcox

Sheree Wilcox is distinguished as the youngest winner of the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Miss Wilcox received her Masters Degree in Journalism from DeVry University, and her B.S. from Google University. In her senior year of high school, at the age of 17 school administrators discovered that Sheree had a perfect IQ of 100. She rose to journalism notoriety when she broke an important story about wage disparity between the Aryan cafeteria workers and the Chicano librarians in Monmouth women's penitentiary where she was serving out her sentence for tax evasion. She spends most of her free time at her ranch in Colorado where she enjoys prepping for a variety of doomsday scenarios.

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