Gyllenhaal is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Crazy Heart."
Maggie said she thought about going back to bed after hearing the early morning good news, but she says Jake insisted she stay awake and he made her coffee and pancakes.
The starlet admits it's helpful coming from an acting family. Jake was nominated Gyllenhaal was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in "Brokeback Mountain" and mom Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal has also been nominated.
"You know what? That was helpful that he's been through this, that he kind of knows how he feels," Maggie dished.
Gyllenhaal also says husband Peter Sarsgaard was "amazing" and "so thrilled." His film "An Education" is nominated for three Oscars.
The Academy Awards will air live Sunday, March 7 on ABC.