‘Lady Bird’ actress Laurie Metcalf on Oscar nomination: ‘I just hadn’t planned on it ever happening to me’

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FILE – In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(ABC News) — Laurie Metcalf has two Emmys and a Tony award under her belt, and this year she’s going for Oscar gold.

Despite all her previous accolades, the first-time Oscar nominee — who’s up for best supporting actress for her role in “Lady Bird” — said she never imagined she’d be recognized by the Academy in this way.

“Just to be in the room is incredible,” Metcalf, 62, told ABC Radio. “I just hadn’t planned on it ever happening to me.”

The actress, who became a household name through “Roseanne,” will star alongside original cast members Roseanne Barr and John Goodman when the show returns in March.

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