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"
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"