Nominee reaction: Alexander Payne

Best picture; director; adapted screenplay; 'The Descendants'

The award season experience can be a “double-edged sword,” says Alexander Payne, a triple nominee for “The Descendants.”

“The quantity (of kudos) can grow taxing,” he explained, “but I remain grateful through all of it.”

On Tuesday morning, Payne was in Rome supporting the Italian release of “Descendants.” He’ll take time out for the DGA, WGA and Oscar fetes, but he’s otherwise preoccupied with pre-preproduction for his next pic, “Nebraska.”

Of the five noms scored by “Descendants,” Payne is particularly excited by the film editing nom for his frequent collaborator Kevin Tent.

“This is what I hope to be the first of many for that cat,” Payne said.

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