Foxcatcher star Steve Carell has said he finds the Oscar buzz surrounding him at the moment "supremely uncomfortable".

The actor told E! News: "I think it makes everybody uncomfortable."

He added that he is flattered by the praise for his performance in Foxcatcher. 

"It's nice to be talked about that way. It's nice to be part of that conversation. You can't put too much stock into it," he said.

Foxcatcher opens in cinemas on January 9, 2015 and also stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.