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As an actress who at one point believed her career was kaput, Felicity says that old cliché is actually true. "I know when people say it's just great to be nominated, you want to go, 'Oh, please.' The truth is I really am! The fact that I am going—me!—to the Academy Awards®...and I'm not a seat-filler and I'm not doing catering. It's phenomenal."

Felicity says she and her husband, actor William H. Macy—himself a former Oscar-nominee and producer of Transamerica—have enjoyed a bit of post-nomination bliss.

"Several times a day I turn to my husband and say, 'Oh, listen, I forgot to tell you something.'" Felicity says, "'I'm nominated for an Academy Award!' I think it's getting a little old, but I think I'm going to keep doing it for another two weeks.'"