Maggie Gyllenhaal says her brother Jake gave her advice on dealing with this year’s Oscar ceremony.

The star has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in movie Crazy Heart.

“I hope this isn’t too much of a downer, but the one thing he did say to me, before I was nominated actually, was, ‘There isn’t actually anything at the end of the rainbow, it’s a lot of fun, just enjoy it’,” Maggie revealed at the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.

Maggie also paid tribute to her Crazy Heart co-star Jeff Bridges, who has been nominated for a Best Actor gong.

“I think we really do love each other,” she said.

“We work very similarly. I count him as a teacher of mine. We just kind of responded to each other, which is what you always want to do.

“And unless you are working with someone as brilliant and open as Jeff Bridges, it’s not always possible.

“I’ve cried on his shoulder. We really are friends.”