updated 01/24/2012 AT 1:30 PM ET
•originally published 01/24/2012 AT 1:50 PM ET
Not only did he receive a nod for Best Actor in Moneyball, but that film, along with his movie Tree of Life, were both nominated for Best Picture.
But the star, 48, isn’t solely about celebrating himself.
“I am especially over the moon for Jonah [Hill] (and the other Moneyballers acknowledged today),” Pitt said in a statement. “Considering both films nearly didn’t make it to the screen, this is especially sweet.”
Pitt’s plan to honor his fellow nominees this very special morning? “Pancakes for everyone.”