Justin Timberlake Says Jessica Biel Made His Oscar Nomination 'Even Sweeter'

by Taylor Ortega

Justin Timberlake was nominated for an Oscar and all he can talk about is his goddamn adorable family.

The “Can't Stop the Feeling!” singer co-wrote the song for the “Trolls” soundtrack with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster, though it was Jessica Biel who alerted JT to his nomination.

He told Deadline,

I was recovering from a late night at the studio… So when I woke up, there was a whirlwind of emails and texts, but my wife broke the news to me, which was even sweeter. We were just giddy this morning, and I'm still like in a tornado. I'm just really honored and grateful they recognized the song. I've honestly been walking around today thinking, 'Did that happen?' Obviously it was a great year for Max and Johan and myself with the success of the song. I'm having a pinch-yourself moment.

Aw! Justin sounds like every middle schooler who's ever checked a cast list for “Annie” and walked away with a GOOD orphan role. Like Molly. Or the mean one.

He isn't getting his hopes too high, though. The former *NSYNC-er is up against the likes of Sting, Lin-Manuel Miranda and all those jazz guys from “La La Land” (JK, Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. I see you).

He told the site,

I'm really humbled by the whole thing… I think most of all, I was excited the whole year that people responded to the song. Now more than ever we need something that puts a kick in someone's step and unites us through a good feeling. I think that is what I was always most happy about, that it gives people a good feeling. For the Academy to recognize the song? Wow. Yeah, I'm pinching myself.

Still, winning an Oscar wouldn't be the wildest next step for the four-time Emmy winner and nine-time Grammy winner.

Find out how your first imaginary boyfriend fares when the Oscars air on February 26.

Citations: Justin Timberlake Says Jessica Biel Told Him About His Oscar Nomination: It Made It 'Even Sweeter' (Us Weekly)