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Local actors in Oscar nominated films

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By: Chelsea Priest

cpriest@abc6.com

American Hustle brought in ten nominations this year and two local actors were part of the movie!

Richard Donelly performs with local theaters like Trinity Rep and currently at The Gamm Theater in Pawtucket. He plays a corrupt congressman in the film, "the audition was all ad lib and I got it! I don't know how but I did and I am so happy."

Donelly spent two days in Boston filming over the summer. He said, "kids were in the commons in Boston taking my picture and finally I said I'm nobody! So then they of course started asking, Do you know Christian Bale!? Do you know Amy Adams?!"

Another local actor, Armen Garo played Dick Helsing in American Hustle. He explains his role, "we're at a function and we're eyeballing the people we are going to do business with because we are mob related casino owners."

And it's not just one Oscar nominated film he was in this year, it's two! Garo was in best picture nominee, Wolf of Wall Street also.

He said, "It's very exciting, its very, very exciting."

You can root for these local actors right here on ABC6. The 86th Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 2nd.

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