Amy Adams's Daughter Makes Oscar Nod More Meaningful

02/22/2011 at 09:50 AM EST

Amy Adams, Daughter Aviana on Oscar Day
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Amy Adams

Millions will be watching Oscar nominee Amy Adams on Sunday. But Adams herself will be focused on one person in particular.

"I'm going to hang out with my little girl this time around," Adams, 36, who's been nominated twice before, tells ET when asked about her plans for the big day.

This nomination – a Best Supporting Actress nod for The Fighter – is more meaningful than the previous ones, Adams says, because of 9-month-old Aviana.

"It's special because I have a daughter now, and she can see mommy and all of that," says the actress.

Adams was nominated in the same category for 2005's Junebug and 2008's Doubt. But this year she's part of a movie that's being more widely celebrated, with seven nominations overall, including Best Picture.

"I'm excited to celebrate with the cast and crew of The Fighter, Adams says of Oscar night.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

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