Taika Waititi reacts to Oscar nominations

Publish Date
Friday, 17 January 2020, 4:40PM
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Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit is up for six awards at this year's Oscars, and the New Zealander has shared his reaction to the news.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi said: "It's been one of the (only) Monday mornings where I felt like I wanted to wake up,".

He says he phone has been "blowing up" since the news broke.

"I've had eight texts. It's been incredible.

"Eight whole texts! All of them are from my mum," he told THR.

Jojo Rabbit is about a young boy in Nazi Germany who has Adolf Hitler, played by Waititi, as his imaginary friend.

Taika Waititi and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from Jojo Rabbit. Photo / Twentieth Century Fox

Photo / Twentieth Century Fox


Waititi also appeared on the Vanity Fair showing him falling asleep in a range of different locations, including a bed of nails.