His sister, Maggie, was the first person the Nightcrawler actor spoke to following their big news
The Screen Actors Guild nominations are a family affair!
Gyllenhaal, 33, is up for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his turn as Louis Bloom in the upcoming Nightcrawler – and he thinks it’s an “honor.”
“Particularly this kind of nomination,” he adds, “from people who actually do what you do and know the odd, fascinating process of creating a character.”
The actor’s process for this particular role involved a drastic 30-lbs. weight loss.
However, he seemed just as thrilled by his sister’s nomination for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries for The Honorable Woman, calling her performance “extraordinary.”
Watch the video above to find out whether the siblings will be hitting the SAG red carpet together – and who takes longer to get ready.
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on both TNT and TBS on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.