Pitt and Jolie "too busy" to celebrate

Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:14am EST
 
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been blessed with twin Oscar nominations as well as twin babies, but say they are too busy changing diapers to celebrate.

The couple strolled up the red carpet on Thursday for the Japan premiere of Pitt's latest film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" which gained him an Academy Award nomination for best actor.

Jolie, who already boasts an Oscar, has been nominated for the best actress award for her performance in "Changeling," directed by Clint Eastwood.

"Man, we're too busy dealing with Kleenexes and diapers and getting everyone fed to really celebrate. We'll do that next year," Pitt told Reuters.

In July 2008, Jolie gave birth in France to twins, a girl named Vivienne Marcheline and a boy named Knox Leon. Jolie and Pitt are parents to four other young children -- adoptees Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and their first biological daughter, Shiloh.

Pitt said he was excited that the couple had been nominated for awards at the same time.

"It is nice, we go and support each other -- very cool and rare I think," he said.

Pitt and Jolie arrived in Japan with all six of their children on Tuesday to promote their respective films.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a costly drama that took decades to get to screen, leads the field of Oscar contenders with a total of 13 nominations -- one short of the record shared by "All About Eve" (195O) and "Titanic" (1997).

The 81st Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood on February 22.

(Reporting by Chika Osaka; Writing by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by David Fox)

 
<p>U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive with their children at Narita airport, near Tokyo, January 27, 2009. From L-R: Maddox, Vivienne Marcheline (carried by Jolie), Shiloh, Zahara and Knox Leon (carried by Pitt). REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>