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He admitted to bursting into tears when he discovered he's up for an Academy Award this year - the first in his career.
But there was no weeping on Monday for Richard E. Grant, who attended the Oscar Nominees Luncheon in Los Angeles and was sure to meet all of the A-listers in attendance.
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Going one better, the actor - who is nominated for his supporting role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? - cosied up to the likes of Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek and Rachel Weisz for selfies, which he promptly posted on Twitter.
He captioned the snaps: 'You’ll understand why I am blurred and enduring "Smiling-rictus" syndrome after meeting all these folk at the Academy Awards Nominees lunch today!!!'
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Adding some extra snaps later on, he typed: 'And some more!!! This is now getting beyond "pinch yourself" - more like "punch yourself" SwaziGuy!!!! Living the dream.'
The 61-year-old has impressed fans with his candor since being nominated for the movie - in which he stars opposite Melissa McCarthy [also nominated] and...
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