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Barkhad Abdi, supporting actor in 'Captain Phillips'( Robert Caplin / For The Times )
"I'm just beyond excited. It's really an honor. It was a big role for me. It was challenging, but I took it day by day. Tom [Hanks] helped me and so did" director Paul Greengrass.
What do you think this nomination will mean to Somalia?
"A negative light has been shed on Somalia for a long time, and this [nomination] will be a positive light. Hopefully peace will come to Somalia one day .... As a Somali it was a good thing to do. I love acting but this was a true story."