Amy Adams: My Daughter Makes My Oscar Nomination "Special"

The Fighter actress says she's excited for 9-month-old Aviana to "see Mommy" go for Academy Award gold

Amy Adams scored her first best supporting actress Oscar nomination in 2005 for the indie dramedy Junebug, then another in 2008 for her acclaimed performance opposite Meryl Streep in Doubt... and she'll once again compete for that prize at Feb. 27's Academy Awards, this time for her turn as a fiery Boston bartender in The Fighter. But for Adams, the novelty of an Oscar nod has far from worn off. In fact, the 36-year-old actress insists that there's something -- or rather someone -- making this year's nomination just a bit more meaningful than the previous two: Adams' 9-month-old daughter Aviana.

"(This year's nomination is) special because I have a daughter now, and she can see Mommy and all of that," the actress tells Entertainment Tonight. And see mommy she will, as Adams plans to spend all day Sunday getting in some quality time with Aviana. "I'm going to hang out with little girl this time around," she says of her pre-Oscars plans.

Adams' movie The Fighter is nominated for seven awards on the night, including best picture, best director (David O. Russell) and best supporting actor (Christian Bale). Adams will also face off against costar Melissa Leo for the supporting actress statuette. And although many Oscar predictions are calling for Leo to snag the victory in that category, Aviana sure would be proud if Mommy won her first Oscar.

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