ET's Christina McLarty congratulated Jackman for today's early-morning announcement, naming him as a Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
"We got in at about two o'clock in the morning from New York, so I had kind of just gotten off to sleep but it's probably the best way to be woken up ever," said the Les Miserables star, who was also nominated for a SAG Award on Wednesday.
Jackman was "humbled" by the appearance of big names such as Anne Hathaway and Jay Leno, who showed up to support him outside of Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Blvd., but it was his family's presence that touched him the most.
"I do genuinely have the coolest wife, the coolest kids," said Jackman. "It's the greatest thing in my life. They've always been a priority for me, and all of this is all the more meaningful because of them."
You can see Jackman in Les Miserables starting Christmas Day.