Amanda Seyfried Battled 'Tough Case of Covid-19' When She's Nominated for Oscar in 2020

The 'Mamma Mia!' actress opens up on her secret battle with Covid-19 last year when she was announced as one of the nominees for the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

AceShowbiz - Amanda Seyfried had a "tough case of COVID-19" when she found out she was nominated for an OSCAR.

The actress landed her first-ever Academy Award nod in the Best Supporting Actress category in April for her portrayal of Marion Davies in David Fincher's biographical drama, "Mank".

Amanda has now revealed she was battling a bad case of the virus and sleeping in when she learned of her nomination.

During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" this week (begs25Oct21), she said, "I turned my phone off the night before because I was like, 'If anyone's going to tell me I got an Academy Award nomination or didn't, I want it to be my mother.' "

"But I was also sleeping in because I had a tough case of COVID."

Amanda explained how she didn't tell anyone about testing positive for coronavirus because she didn't want it to overshadow her career win.

The "Mamma Mia!" star, who had been vaccinated days before her positive test, added, "I didn't want that to take over because clickbait and stuff like that."

She quipped, "It's great to have both, apparently. Hybrid immunity."

Despite getting an Oscar nomination, the actress previously admitted she did not really enjoy sitting in the audience for the Academy Awards. She found hanging out backstage "more fun."

"At the Oscars, if I'm giving an award out, I just hang out in the green room the entire ceremony, eat the food and watch people come in and out with their Oscars," she confessed. "It's not the sitting in the auditorium that's fun, it's backstage."

Amanda Seyfried followed up the critically-acclaimed "Mank" with scary movie "Things Heard & Seen" released earlier this year. She will next be seen in drama "A Mouthful of Air"

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