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Alexandria graduate in the running for an Oscar

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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 this morning.


Hawkes was recognized for his work in the movie, Winter's Bone, which was nominated for Best Picture.

In an interview with the Echo Press last summer, Hawkes said that Winter's Bone was "the best movie I've been in."

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