James Franco is such a good student

Actor James Franco smiles at the gala for the opening of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

James Franco went to poetry class as usual after hearing about his Oscar nomination.

“I wouldn’t want to push it!” James said. “I got the announcement, and then I went on the Today show, then I walked down the street and went into class.”

Before the nominations were revealed, the 32-year-old actor insisted he wouldn’t skip classes at Yale to see if her was nominated and he was true to his word.

“I will be at school. I will be at Yale. Fox Searchlight asked me if I would go to New York to be ready… in case that I was nominated. I said no.” he told the Associated Press.

“I’m not gonna miss class to go and presume that I’m going to be nominated, but if you want to bring out a camera crew to Yale and wait and see if I get nominated, I’d be happy to step out of class and say I’m very grateful!”