Little Miss Oscar Nominee: Abigail Breslin At 10, Abigail Breslin is the youngest Oscar nominee this year. She earned a best supporting actress nomination for Little Miss Sunshine. Breslin talks about her role in the movie and her reaction to the good news.

Little Miss Oscar Nominee: Abigail Breslin

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MADELEINE BRAND, host:

Well, you won't have to wait until Oscar night to hear from one of the nominees from "Little Miss Sunshine." It's 10-year-old Abigail Breslin. We have her here now on the line from New York. First though, let us play you a clip of tape from the movie "Little Miss Sunshine" of her learning that she is going to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.

(Soundbite of movie, "Little Miss Sunshine")

Ms. ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Actress): (As Olive) Little Miss Sunshine?

Mr. GREG KINNEAR (Actor): (As Richard) Yeah.

(Soundbite of a child screaming)

Ms. BRESLIN: Oh my God. I won't, I won't, I won't, I won't.

Mr. KINNEAR: What's the matter?

Ms. BRESLIN: I'm finished.

BRAND: That's Abigail Breslin in the movie "Little Miss Sunshine." Today, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. And Abigail joins us now from her home in New York City. Abigail, did you scream like that when you heard this morning that you were nominated for Best Supporting Actress?

Ms. BRESLIN: No. Because I think that I would wake up everybody up in my building if I screamed like that. But a little scream.

BRAND: Just a little scream?

Ms. BRESLIN: Yeah.

BRAND: Did you ever think that you might be nominated to win an Academy Award?

Ms. BRESLIN: Never, I never even thought about it. I had no clue. I was just - I just woke up - I was just - I was sleeping and I just was woken up.

BRAND: I want to go to another scene from the movie. It's a scene with you and your grandpa, your grandpa played by Alan Arkin. This is a scene that - well, when I saw it, I got a little misty eyed.

(Soundbite of movie, "Little Miss Sunshine")

Ms. BRESLIN: Grandpa.

Mr. ALAN ARKIN (Actor): (As Grandpa) Yeah.

Ms. BRESLIN: Am I pretty?

Mr. ARKIN: Olive, you are the most beautiful girl in the whole world.

Ms. BRESLIN: Grandpa.

Mr. ARKIN: What?

Ms. BRESLIN: I don't want to be a loser.

Mr. ARKIN: You're not a loser. Where did you get that idea you're a loser?

Ms. BRESLIN: Daddy hates losers.

Mr. ARKIN: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Back up a minute. You know what a loser is? A real loser is somebody that's so afraid of not winning they don't even try. Now, you're trying, right?

Ms. BRESLIN: Yeah.

Mr. ARKIN: Then you're not a loser.

BRAND: Abigail, what was it like filming that scene?

Ms. BRESLIN: Well, it's the last day of shooting and I was kind of thinking about my grandpa, who passed away. So, yeah.

BRAND: What was it like working with Alan Arkin, who plays your grandpa in the movie?

Ms. BRESLIN: He was so nice. It was like having a grandpa on the set.

BRAND: Of course, he plays a foul-mouthed, heroin-snorting guy who likes racy movies. Was that a little shocking, dealing with that subject matter?

Ms. BRESLIN: My mommy knew there's stuff like, you know, cover my ears. So, I don't really hear it. But I don't use that language. So -

BRAND: And your final dance number is Rick James's "Super Freak." You danced to that song and you do kind of a striptease.

Ms. BRESLIN: Yeah.

BRAND: Did you make up your own moves?

Ms. BRESLIN: Well, actually, I had a choreographer. Name is Marguerite. So it was a lot of fun, I worked two weeks on the dance. The choreographer was so nice. She's like, you know, let me help and stuff. And that was fun.

BRAND: So, you actually came up with some of your own maneuvers there?

Ms. BRESLIN: Yes, I did.

BRAND: Like what?

Ms. BRESLIN: I'm trying to think. What moves did I come up with? Oh, I made - I remember now. These like foot flourishes, kind of, I guess. I don't know it's called. But -

BRAND: Do you know what you're going to wear on Oscar night?

Ms. BRESLIN: Well, we don't exactly know yet. I want something long.

BRAND: What color?

Ms. BRESLIN: And - what color? Maybe blue. I don't know.

BRAND: Do you know how you're going to celebrate? You just were nominated for an Oscar.

Ms. BRESLIN: Well, I'm all excited because I get to, we get like, get to stay longer and I get to go to Disneyland.

BRAND: So, what's better? Going to the Oscars or going to Disneyland.

Ms. BRESLIN: Going to the Oscars or going to Disneyland? Both, I think.

BRAND: You can't choose.

Ms. BRESLIN: No. It's really hard to choose.

BRAND: All right. Well, Abigail Breslin, this year's youngest Oscar nominee, nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Thank you very much and congratulations.

Ms. BRESLIN: Thank you. Bye.

(Soundbite of song "Super Freak")

Mr. RICK JAMES (Singer): (Singing) She's a super freak, super freak. She's super freaky, yow.

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