Screenwriter Patrick Marber says he would have preferred having advance notice of his Oscar nomination.
Marber, shortlisted for Best Adaptated Screenplay for Notes On A Scandal, is not as spontaneous as he would like to be, due to not having anybody to look after his children.
“My wife and I don’t have much time to celebrate tonight,” he said in reaction to his nomination. “It’s hard to get a babysitter on such short notice. We don’t get out much with our three kids (who are aged 1, 3 and 5).”
He then revealed how he partied on finding out he had been nominated for a Golden Globe recently.
“To celebrate the Golden Globes we had dinner at McDonalds,” he said.