Minnesota's Barkhad Abdi gets Oscar nod - KMSP-TV

Barkhad Abdi: Minneapolis limo driver to Oscar nominee

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -

Minnesota's own Barkhad Abdi received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his work in Captain Phillips.

The 86th Annual Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Born in Somalia, Abdi portrayed a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips, where he starred opposite Tom Hanks. The film tells the real story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be taken over in 200 years.

As Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, Abdi plays the lead hijacker of the ship as he and his comrades go head-to-head with the U.S. Navy.

Here's a breakdown of the other nominations:

BEST MOTION PICTURE

"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"Nebraska"
"Philomena"
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

BEST ACTOR

Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

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