For several weeks an area around Norfolk was abuzz as Director and Omaha Native Alexander Payne transformed the area into the fictional town of Hawthorne, Nebraska. Today it was announced that his movie, “Nebraska” is up for six Academy Awards.
“Nebraska” is nominated for best picture, best original screen play and best cinematography. Payne is nominated for Best Director, June Squibb for Best Actress and Bruce Dern for Best Actor.
The Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 2nd.