The Divergent star, who was a presenter at the awards show Sunday night, admitted he told his acting teacher as a teen that he was going to thank her when he made it to the Academy Awards.
"That's cockiness and that's gone now," he told E! News' Ryan Seacrest at the awards show Sunday. "I don't ever expect [to be nominated], but if it does happen, I'd be really happy. I still have some confidence, but the cockiness is hopefully gone."
"It's incredible that I'm here because last year I was at my friend's Oscar party and I'm not there this year," he continued with a smile, after giving that friend a shout out. "I've always said one year I'll actually be there and you'll be watching me and I'll be there to watch it."
While Ansel hasn't been nominated just yet, it's still a huge deal he made it to the Oscars nonetheless, and with the way his career is going, we have a feeling he'll attend the Academy Awards as a nominee soon enough.
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