Fairport native gets Oscar nomination

10:20 AM, Jan 10, 2013

Philip Seymour Hoffman received an Oscar nomination for supporting actor for his work in the 'The Master.' (The Weinstein Company)/


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The 85th annual Academy Award nominations for supporting actor in a motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hoffman, a Fairport High School and New York University graduate, won a best actor Oscar in 2005 for the title role in Capote. He has been nominated twice before for a supporting actor trophy for his work in Charlie Wilson’s War and Doubt.

Coverage from USA Today

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Alan Arkin, “Argo”; Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”

The Oscars will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Seth MacFarlane and airing live on ABC.