By EW Staff
Updated January 25, 2011 at 08:12 PM EST
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Image Credit: Jojo WhildenSix years ago, Amy Adams was a little-known actress with a resume dotted with bit parts. Then came the indie Junebug, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, and her career quickly changed. With her salty performance as Micky Ward’s girlfriend in The Fighter, Adams nabbed her third nomination (following 2008’s Doubt) — capping a five-year run that landed her on the A-list. “I didn’t even think I’d ever have a national commercial, let alone three Oscar nominations,” says the 36-year-old actress. “It is insane. I don’t know exactly how I got here but I feel really fortunate to be here. And it’s a historic day because Christian Bale got nominated, finally.”

Though she played a princess in Enchanted, Adams isn’t opposed to a little boasting about her good fortune. “I am going to spend the day with the Muppets,” says Adams, who’s currently co-starring in Jason Segel’s project. “And I am going to gloat to Miss Piggy.”

(Reporting by Dave Karger)

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