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West Texas Based Film Seeks Oscar Nods

A film based in West Texas is seeking Oscar nominations, on the road to the 2017 Academy Award ceremony.

“Hell or High Water,” starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, is being considered a top contender for several awards for the 2017 Academy Awards. Most prominently, Bridges has been floated as a potential nominee for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Marcus Hamilton.

The film, which is based in West Texas, was actually shot in nearby New Mexico cities such as Tucumcari and Clovis. “Hell or High Water” revolves around Toby and Tanner Howard, two brothers who seek to carry out multiple bank robberies to save their family farm. Already a nominee – and winner – of multiple awards, the film is being predicted as a likely nominee for several honors at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.

According to Variety, “Hell or High Water” is currently being predicted as a likely nominee for Best Picture, along with several other 2016 favorites, such as “Hacksaw Ridge.” Jeff Bridges is considered a likely choice for “Best Supporting Actor,” along with Mahershala Ali, Hugh Grant, Dev Patel, and Mykelti Williamson.

Variety also lists Best Actor contender Chris Pine as “Also in Play,” and Supporting Actor contender Ben Foster as “On the Bubble.”

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, 2017.

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