It was an exciting morning for the toast of Tinseltown as Thursday marked the day the Academy Award nominations were announced.

Anne Hathaway, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Miserables, revealed she had something of a hysterical reaction to the happy news.

She said: ‘The first thing I did was just breathe. I almost hyperventilated because I realised I had been holding my breath for a couple of months.

‘I started crying and I started laughing, and then doing both at the same time. And then the calls and the texts starting coming in.’

The film is up for an impressive eight Oscars, including the most prestigious Best Picture award.

Anne will compete in the Best Supporting Actress category against Amy Adams, Jackie Weaver, Helen Hunt and Sally Field.