No one was prouder than Nick Jonas’ mom, Denise, when the 25-year-old star shared news of his 2018 Golden Globe nomination on Monday.
Following a day of pinching himself, the actor and singer -- who is up for Best Original Song for his track “Home” from the animated flick, Ferdinand -- celebrated the honor by hitting the premiere of his new movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, where he filled in ET’s Kevin Frazier about the first calls he made to his family.
“I don’t think [my brothers] even knew I was in contention, so they were like, ‘Wait, what?’” shared Jonas. “I called them both right away when I found out the news and my parents got on FaceTime. My mom was crying. It was a sweet moment.”
As if moving his proud mom to tears wasn’t enough, Jonas was also touched by heartfelt words from older brother Joe as he prepared for the premiere.
“[Joe's] just proud of me,” he said. “[It’s one of] those moments where life sort of stops for a moment. You look at your brother -- and he's here tonight – [and] he grabbed the back of my head and said, ‘Listen, I love you, I'm proud of you. This is a big moment -- enjoy tonight.’ It felt good.”
Getting to mark the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, his first major Hollywood blockbuster, on the same day as his Golden Globe achievement was a dream come true for Jonas, who was enjoying soaking up the “best day ever.”
“It feels like the perfect fitting day,” said the “Jealous” singer. “I'm really actually going for the best day ever. I woke up at 6 a.m. to the news, I was freaking out running around my room like a 10-year-old kid. And then to be here tonight to celebrate this film [and] combine it all it feels really good.”
“A few points today I literally pinched myself,” he added. “I've heard people say that my entire life, but never actually did it and I was sitting there going, ‘This has to be a dream.’ But it's not … I really am nominated. So, it feels amazing and I'm blown away.”
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle -- a standalone sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams-starring adventure flick -- hits theaters on Dec. 20., and also stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. Jonas said he had an “unbelievable” blast working on the movie.
“My first day on set was after they'd already been shooting for about a week,” he shared. “The energy [and] the warmth that they created on set, starting with Dwayne and Kevin and Jack [Black] and Karen [Gillan] -- they are professionals and truly brilliant at what they do. I think the energy you felt on set comes through in the film. It's a movie about friendship, adventure, and it's a lot of laughs and all works in a great way.”
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