Reaction to the nomination: I'm fantastic. I'm in shock. I was sleeping. I wasn't expecting this at all. What did you take away from your role as greed-driven Donnie Azoff in "The Wolf of Wall Street?" Excess leads to a bad road, a bad ending. It taught me about balance .... I got to work with my hero, Martin Scorsese ... on a set where no holds were barred and no punches were held. What other roles or films did you admire this year? I really liked James Franco in "Spring Breakers." And I liked Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle." I liked Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis."
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