When the calls started coming in the morning the Oscar® nominations were announced, Casey says he couldn't bring himself to pick up the phone. "I sort of knew if the phone started ringing at 5 a.m. that I'd probably been nominated, and if I didn't, then I didn't. But it started ringing," he says. "I have two kids, and if they're not jumping on my face, I usually don't get out of bed. I just kind of let the phone ring and checked my messages a little while later."
When it comes to the big night, Casey says he's not sure what to expect. "I have to say I'm not so much looking forward to it. It's kind of a weird, daunting…just the idea of going to this thing is a little bit strange," he says. "I've been to some things like that. They're always a little bit overwhelming for me, and I think this is probably going to be the monster of all red carpets."