Tom Hanks’ portrayal of Pittsburgh’s -- and, really, just about everyone else’s -- beloved neighbor, Fred Rogers, has earned the actor an Academy Awards nomination.
Hanks was nominated Monday for best supporting actor for his role in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which was partially filmed in Pittsburgh.
The movie is based on the true story of the friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, the author of the famous article, "Can You Say...Hero?"
Hanks is up for the Oscar for best supporting actor alongside Anthony Hopkins for “The Two Popes,” Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Joe Pesci for “The Irishman” and Al Pacino for “The Irishman.”
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