Former Alexandrian nominated for OscarMinutes before deadline, the Echo Press learned that former Alexandrian John Hawkes is in the running for an Oscar.
Minutes before deadline, the Echo Press learned that former Alexandrian John Hawkes is in the running for an Oscar.
Hawkes, a 1977 graduate of Jefferson High School, was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for the 83rd Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.
Hawkes was recognized for his work in the movie, Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for Best Picture.
Hawkes played the role of Uncle Teardrop in the movie, which won Best Picture (grand jury prize) and Best Screenplay (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film is about a 17-year-old girl, his character’s niece, who lives in the Ozarks and is in search of her father. She must find him in order to save their homestead.
Hawkes is the son of Patricia Perkins of Alexandria and Pete Perkins of Austin, Texas.
Watch for a follow-up story in Friday’s Echo Press.