Of course, I am talking about the Academy Awards. An Oscar is the entertainment industry's highest honor and everyone from actors to producers to musicians are among those going for the gold.

The Academy Awards celebrates the best of the best in movies each year and this year is no different. What is special this time around is that a few Minnesotans made the cut - some veterans of Hollywood and others new to the scene.

There are, of course, many other famous Hollywood elite that have called Minnesota home at one point or another. Fingers crossed they score an Oscar nom next time around!

Here are the six members of Hollywood with Minnesota ties that snagged Oscar nominations Tuesday morning:

By the way - mark your calendar! The Oscars air February 24th.

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    Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

    Amy Adams

    The most famous member of Hollywood to make the list is also one of the most nominated actresses without a win in the show's history. This time around, she's nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Lynne Cheney in Vice. In case you didn't know, Adams used to perform at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres early in her career and filmed the 1999 hit 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' in a few different locations across the state. Here's to hoping the sixth time is a charm!

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    Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

    Mahershala Ali

    Ali became a household name a few years back thanks to his performance in Moonlight, which also scored him an Academy Award. He was nominated yet again Tuesday morning for his work in Green Book. Before he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor twice, he took acting training in Minnesota. According to swnewsmedia.com, Ali was a member of the Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training back in 1999. He's the frontrunner to win again which definitely makes us Minnesotans proud.

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    Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

    Jim Burke

    Speaking of Green Book, one of the movie's producers scored an Oscar nomination as well Tuesday morning. Burke grew up in Edina and even went to college at the University of Minnesota. The film is nominated for the biggest award of the night - best picture. Add this one to your watch list.

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    Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images

    Joel Coen

    Joel Coen - one half of famous duo the Coen brothers - scored an Oscar nomination thanks to his amazing work in Netflix hit The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. The film is up for best adapted screenplay which is pretty cool. In case you were wondering, the Coen brothers hail from St. Louis Park.

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    Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images

    Ethan Coen

    See above. Enough said.


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    Ben Gabbe, Getty Images

    Phil Johnston

    From news reporter to Oscar nominee! Johnston used to work at Minneapolis news channel KARE 11 and now, he's up for an Academy Award for his work on Ralph Breaks The Internet. The hit is up for best animated feature and Johnston is a director, which means he will be taking home some Oscar gold if the movie wins.


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