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'Manchester By The Sea' Nominated For Six Oscars

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: Full List Of Oscar Nominees

The role has already won Affleck Best Actor awards at the Critics' Choice Awards and the Golden Globes.

Affleck was born in Falmouth, and raised in Cambridge with his older brother Ben.

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."

The film itself was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Directing.

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