Tom Hanks’ 19-Year Oscar Nomination Drought Is Finally Over

It’s been almost two decades since Tom Hanks was last nominated at the Academy Awards.

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On Monday morning, the 63-year-old star was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Fred Rogers in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.

The honour is his sixth overall and marks the first time Hanks has been nominated for an Oscar since 2000’s “Cast Away”.

Hanks won back-to-back Best Actor Oscars for his roles in the 1993 film “Philadelphia” and 1994’s “Forrest Gump”.

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In the years since “Cast Away”, Hanks has been perceived as getting snubbed for his performances in films such as 2012’s “Captain Phillips” and 2017’s “The Post”.

Earlier this month, Hanks received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements in the world of film at the Golden Globes.

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