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04/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jeremy Renner On 'Today': The Moment He Was Oscar Nominated (VIDEO)

First-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner was waiting on the "Today" set when the Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning.

Renner, along with "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow and costar Anthony Mackie, were waiting for a post-nomination interview, but the cameras were rolling and caught Renner dive into a bear hug, with a huge grin on his face, when he found out he got a Best Actor nomination.

After a commercial break they played the hug and joy, seen below, before talking to the three about the nine nominations their film received.

Renner has some stiff competition. He's up against George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth.

As he told Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, "I've gotta break some serious leg!" He added, "It's awesome."

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