BOSTON (CBS) — The North Shore-set 2016 film “Manchester By The Sea” racked up six Academy Award nominations when the 2017 Oscars were announced Tuesday morning.
Massachusetts native Casey Affleck is up for a Best Actor Academy Award for his starring role in the film, in which he plays a janitor in Quincy forced to return to his hometown to be the legal guardian for his nephew after a death in the family.READ MORE: Man Tried To Abduct 16-Year-Old Girl In Falmouth, Police Say
Affleck was born in Falmouth, and raised in Cambridge with his older brother Ben.READ MORE: Lawmakers, State Leaders Fight Over Drawing Precinct Lines
Also up for Best Actor awards are Andrew Garfield for “Hacksaw Ridge,” Ryan Gosling for “La La Land,” Viggo Mortensen for “Captain Fantastic,” and Denzel Washington for “Fences.”
Lucas Hedges, who plays Affleck’s nephew in the film, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He’s up against Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight,” Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” Dev Patel for “Lion,” and Michael Shannon for “Nocturnal Animals.”
Michelle Williams was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Manchester By The Sea.” Also nominated in that category are Viola Davis for “Fences,” Naomie Harris for “Moonlight,” Nicole Kidman for “Lion,” and Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures.”MORE NEWS: Coronavirus State Of Emergency Ends In New Hampshire
The film itself was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Directing.