Actor Richard E Grant revealed on the Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday night that he met everybody he wished to meet at the recent Oscar ceremony.

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The actor received his first-ever Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the recent, widely-acclaimed film Can You Ever Forgive Me?

"It's like Madame Tussauds come to life," he quipped. "You see all these people except they're not waxworks - although actually some people do look like that, " he said, miming a face-lift. "And they smile from every direction.

"But you see people that I've admired all my life, all in the same place, and everybody is very friendly because at that point nobody knows whether you've lost yet. The majority of people don't go home with an award.

"I felt like it was a "win-win" for me because I met everybody that I wished to meet."

Grant recently got a long-delayed reply from Barbara Streisand, following the fan letter he sent to the singer and actress when he was 14.

Grant told the BBC in January that the nomination was "beyond anything I could have ever hoped or dreamt or imagined. I am levitating at this astonishing news."