Ethan Hawke treated like 'king' for Oscar nomination

Ethan Hawke reportedly feels as though he's being treated like a 'king' after being nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in 'Boyhood'.

Ethan Hakwe
Ethan Hakwe

Ethan Hawke has been treated like a "king" since being nominated for an Oscar.

The 44-year-old star received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role in 'Boyhood' and is now said to be getting the royal treatment in New York.

Ethan celebrated his nomination by having breakfast at Junior's restaurant in Brooklyn with his wife Ryan and their children and received applause from his fellow diners.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's PageSix: "He was being congratulated by everyone, and shaking hands. He exclaimed to his server, 'You guys are treating us like kings!' "

The 'Gattaca' actor - who previously received Academy Award nominations for his involvement in the films 'Training Day', 'Before Sunset' and 'Before Midnight' - admits, however, that having your achievements recognised can be challenging.

He said previously: "I've spent 30 years training for how to handle this, and it's emotionally complex even for me.

"How do you feel if you get nominated, and how do you feel if you don't?"

Referring to his 'Boyhood' co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelai Linklater, he added: "Whenever the eye of the Zeitgeist turns to you, it's challenging - there's aspects of it that are a little fun, and there are aspects of it that are really confusing - so I feel a great responsibility to help Ellar and Lorelai see what the positive points are and how to ignore the more negative aspects."

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