Jonah Hill Tries to Play It Cool with His 2 Nominations

Jonah Hill, in Moneyball


updated 12/15/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 12/15/2011 AT 12:30 PM ET

Jonah Hill has double the reason to celebrate: this week he snagged two major nominations for his supporting role opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball – one from the Screen Actors Guild and one – a Golden Globe – from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

And yes, this puts him squarely in the running for an Oscar nod.

Though he admits to feeling “fantastic,” the comedian-turned-dramatic actor, 27, told PEOPLE from the Atlanta set of the upcoming movie Neighborhood Watch, “I have been trying not to get wrapped up in all of this, in everything.”

“Any expectation of getting a SAG nomination or an Oscar nomination are sort of absurd expectations to put on yourself,” he says. “So the fact that I actually got this nomination was so overwhelmingly moving and thrilling and surreal. I am really just kind of shocked.”


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