Tomei, Spacek eye Oscars again

Marisa Tomei and Sissy Spacek have more in common that just their latest film, In the Bedroom; both are Oscar winners who haven’t come near the podium in at least a decade, but now have legitimate shots at a second golden statue.

Since landing an Oscar for her performance in the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny, Marisa Tomei‘s career has been anything but stable. Now, after 10 years on stage and a bunch of low budget pics, the 37-year-old actress is in the spotlight again.

Tomei plays a woman fleeing an abusive husband for a younger lover in the drama In the Bedroom by first-time director Todd Field.

Tomei and her Bedroom co-stars Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson were in London Thursday to attend the premiere of In the Bedroom, at Britain’s National Film Theater.

Tomei however, is reserved when asked about the possibility of another Oscar.

“It’s like asking someone their age or how much money they have in the bank. I don’t want to talk about it. I’m keeping a little secret in my heart,” she told Reuters.

The native New Yorker did take the time out to talk about the virtues of working with Spacek.

“Sissy has a great, great level of concentration and imagination. It is simplicity with great depth,” she said.

Spacek, a five-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner, is also eyeing a possible Oscar nod.

When asked about an Oscar nomination, Spacek told Reuters, “I try not to project ahead. I try to live in the moment.”

It’s been 25 years since Spacek won her Oscar for Coal Miner’s Daughter.

The 52-year-old actress also spoke highly of Field, who was directing for the first time.

“An artist has been discovered and I have been part of his debut. I loved the screenplay and waited about 30 seconds before I said I’d do it. I didn’t want this one to get away.”

Nominations for the 74th Academy Awards will be announced at 5:30 a.m. PST, from Samuel Goldwyn Theater, on Feb. 12, 2002.