The Academy Award® nominations are announced at 8:30 a.m. on the East Coast, meaning that they are announced at 5:30 a.m. in California.
Oprah: So where were you? Were you up? Were you watching?
Hilary: I was in bed. Chad [Lowe, Hilary's husband] actually had to fly out that morning. He rigged the TV in our bedroom, because we don't have a TV in our bedroom, and he called me and said, 'It's time to wake up. They're about to do it.' So I turned it on. I was in bed. I had the little, you know, rigged TV sitting there on the pillow, kind of where Chad's head goes.
Hilary says that though she was in a state of shock when her name was announced, she screamed when her director and co-star, Clint Eastwood, was nominated. "Clint [was nominated] not only as a director and [for Best] Film, but as an actor. And he, you know, I think it's his best work. I think his best, best work to date."