Al Pacino feeling good over Oscar nod

BANG! NEWS – Al Pacino “feels good” after receiving his first Oscar nomination in 27 years.

The 79-year-old actor is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor prize at next month’s ceremony for his role in The Irishman and he thinks it’s “cool” that he could be in with a chance of winning one of the prestigious accolades for the first time since he took home Best Actor in 1993 for Scent of a Woman, the same year he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glen Ross.

Although Al had been tipped to make the shortlist, he tried not to listen to the speculation and still got a “rush” when he was given the news earlier this week.

He told People magazine: “The idea of it being the first [nomination] in a long time, well, that’s cool.

“But I guess, just getting an Oscar nomination, it’s just, how about it just makes you feel good? I’ve experienced it. It really does. It really made me feel very good.”