Golden Globe nomination feels surreal: Bradley Cooper

London: Actor Bradley Cooper has described his Golden Globe nomination as "surreal".

The 37-year-old is up for Best Actor in the Musical or Comedy category for his role in `Silver Linings Playbook` and he says he couldn`t believe it when his name was read out, especially because it`s not a big budget film.

"It`s a small film and it`s a word-of-mouth movie. The fact that it`s getting this kind of attention [means] hopefully more people will go see it," quoted Cooper as saying.

"We loved doing it. We care so much about the film and it`s amazing to be recognised. And then on a personal level, it`s just surreal... I grew up as the nerd who would wake up to watch the (Golden Globe) announcements. To hear (presenter and `Hangover` co-star) Ed Helms say `Silver Linings Playbook` was just incredible," she added.

The stars who are nominated in the same category are `Bernie` star Jack Black, Hugh Jackman of `Les Miserables`, Ewan McGregor for `Salmon Fishing in the Yemen` and Bill Murray from `Hyde Park on Hudson`.

The 70th annual Golden Globes will take place in Los Angeles Jan 13.