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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (WCCO/AP) – Minnesota was once again well represented when the 86th annual Academy Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Barkhad Abdi, who now-famously worked as a limo driver in Minneapolis before being discovered by the makers of “Captain Phillips,” was nominated for best supporting actor.

Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota portray pirates who hijack an American cargo ship off the Horn of Africa in 2009 and take its captain, played by Hanks, hostage. Abdi is the pirates’ ringleader.

Appearing on NBC’s Today show Thursday, Abdi said he was so excited about the imminent Oscar nominations that he couldn’t sleep Wednesday night.

Also, producer Bill Pohlad was among the people behind Best Picture nominee “12 Years a Slave.” He was previously nominated in that category for “The Tree of Life.” He also served as an executive producer for “Brokeback Mountain.”

And Amy Adams, whose career first took off when she acted at the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters in the late 1990s, just received her fifth Oscar nomination. She was cited in the Best Actress category for her performance in “American Hustle,” which led the overall nomination count along with “Gravity.” The most nominated films of the morning were:

10 nominations: American Hustle; Gravity
9 nominations: 12 Years a Slave
6 nominations: Captain Phillips; Dallas Buyers Club; Nebraska
5 nominations: Her; The Wolf of Wall Street

More: Musicians Earn Oscar Nominations

The Oscars will be presented March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and broadcast live on ABC.

Here is the list of Oscar nominees:

Best Picture

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

Best Director

David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress

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

Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

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

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 Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing
Cutie & The Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
Twenty Feet From Stardom

Best Original Score
The Book Thief
Gravity
Her
Philomena
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Original Song
“All Yet Not Alone,” All Yet Not Alone
“Happy,” Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“The Moon Song,” Her
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Road to Freedom

Best Editing
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
12 Years A Slave

Best Cinematography
The Grandmaster
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Prisoners

Best Production Design
American Hustle
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
12 Years A Slave

Best Costume Design
American Hustle
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
12 Years A Slave

Best Makeup
Dallas Buyers Club
Jackass: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

Best Sound Editing
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lone Survivor

Best Sound Mixing
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor

Best Visual Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Live-Action Short
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Helium
Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem

Best Animated Short
Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

Best Documentary Short
CaveDigger
Facing Fear
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

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