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Paul Mescal's younger sister said she felt 'sick with pride' as she shared a photo of the moment her brother discovered he was an Academy Award nominee.

Paul Mescal's sister Nell shares the moment the actor, 26, discovers he is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar as she says 'I am so proud I feel sick'

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

Published: 15:59 GMT, 24 January 2023 | Updated: 16:03 GMT, 24 January 2023

Paul Mescal's younger sister said she felt 'sick with pride' as she shared a photo of the moment her brother discovered he was an Academy Award nominee.

The actor, 26, who has been nominated in the Best Actor category for Aftersun, looked absolutely delighted after receiving the incredible news.

Shortly after the nominations were announced, Paul's emotional sister Nell, 19, shared photos of the moment on her social media channels.

So happy for you! Paul Mescal's younger sister said she felt 'sick with pride' as she shared a photo of the moment her brother discovered he was an Academy Award nominee
So happy for you! Paul Mescal's younger sister said she felt 'sick with pride' as she shared a photo of the moment her brother discovered he was an Academy Award nominee

So happy for you! Paul Mescal's younger sister said she felt 'sick with pride' as she shared a photo of the moment her brother discovered he was an Academy Award nominee

Nell posted a screen grab of a video call between her family as they learned the news together, each looking equally ecstatic.

She then shared an image of just Paul with a beaming smile on his face.

The Normal People actor was sat perched on the side of a sofa, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, holding his phone in his hand.

Family affair: Paul Mescal celebrating BAFTAS with brother Donnacha and sister Nell in 2021
Family affair: Paul Mescal celebrating BAFTAS with brother Donnacha and sister Nell in 2021

Family affair: Paul Mescal celebrating BAFTAS with brother Donnacha and sister Nell in 2021

So sweet! Nell posted a screen grab of a video call between her family as they learned the news together, each looking equally ecstatic
So sweet! Nell posted a screen grab of a video call between her family as they learned the news together, each looking equally ecstatic

So sweet! Nell posted a screen grab of a video call between her family as they learned the news together, each looking equally ecstatic

Nell, who is a singer who has just released her debut single Homesick, had simply captioned the image: 'yup'.

She then shared a series of tweets as the news sunk in with the first reading: 'I'M SOBBING', and then 'how on earth did this happen.'

Nell added: 'I would post the video of my reaction but those tears were UGLY. I am so proud it is making me sick.' 

Tweets: She then shared a series of tweets as the news sunk in with the first reading: 'I'M SOBBING', and then 'how on earth did this happen'
Tweets: She then shared a series of tweets as the news sunk in with the first reading: 'I'M SOBBING', and then 'how on earth did this happen'

Tweets: She then shared a series of tweets as the news sunk in with the first reading: 'I'M SOBBING', and then 'how on earth did this happen'

Nell also shared a full list of the Best Actor nominees on her Instagram Stories, which of course included her brother's name.

Paul's latest bout of good news comes after he was also nominated for a BAFTA for the same role. He picked up a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 2021 for his role as Connell in Normal People.

Aftersun tells the story of a girl called Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who is reflecting on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. 

WTF: Nell also shared a full list of the Best Actor nominees on her Instagram Stories, which of course included her brother's name
WTF: Nell also shared a full list of the Best Actor nominees on her Instagram Stories, which of course included her brother's name

WTF: Nell also shared a full list of the Best Actor nominees on her Instagram Stories, which of course included her brother's name

The nominations were announced by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams ahead of the 95th Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday March 12. 

Paul joins fellow British and Irish nominees Colin Farrell, Bill Nighy and Andrea Riseborough, who have garnered nods in the Best Actor and Actress categories.

The star-studded Oscars ceremony, due to be hosted by US talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Plot: Aftersun tells the story of a girl called Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who is reflecting on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier
Plot: Aftersun tells the story of a girl called Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who is reflecting on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier

Plot: Aftersun tells the story of a girl called Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who is reflecting on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier

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