Helen Hunt Confesses Her First Oscar Statue Is Neglected

Helen wasn't positive that she'd get nominated for an Oscar, but now that she has, the actress tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively where she'll store her statue if she wins on Feb. 24. Helen Hunt was announced as an Academy Award nominee on Jan. 10, making it the first time she's been nominated since 1998, when she won the award for her role in As Good As It Gets! Should fellow nominees Anne Hathaway and Sally Field be worried? Whether or not Helen wins during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, we now know where the former Mad About You star will put her Oscar -- and where she currently holds her first statue.

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When asked where she’d put her Oscar if she wins, Helen told HollywoodLife.com at the Palm Springs International Film Festival EXCLUSIVELY, “Hopefully not as shoved in back and in the dark as the one I already have. I thinks it’s shown some lack of self esteem and needs to be inched out from the back of my bookshelf. That is my goal for the year!”

Helen first won an Oscar in 1998 for her portrayal of Carol Connelly in the movie As Good As It Gets, co-starring Mel Gibson. 

Helen Has Steep Competition This Year — Nominees For Best Actress In A Supporting Role:

Amy Adams in The Master
Sally Field in Lincoln
Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Helen Hunt in The Sessions
Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will Helen take home the Oscar? And why do so many actors and actresses hide their awards? Who do YOU think will take home the Oscar? Tell us how you feel below!

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— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Russ Weakland

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