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In this Jan. 23, 2011, file photo, John Hawkes, a cast member in "Higher Ground," poses at the premiere of the film at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  Mr. Hawkes was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in "Winter's Bone,"  Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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In this Jan. 23, 2011, file photo, John Hawkes, a cast member in "Higher Ground," poses at the premiere of the film at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Mr. Hawkes was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in "Winter's Bone," Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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