Minneapolis 'Captain Phillips' actor Abdi to be on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

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First-time Minneapolis actor Barkhad Abdi will be featured in an interview this weekend on "CBS Sunday Morning," the network says.

Oscar pundits started buzzing about Abdi for his role opposite Tom Hanks in the high seas thriller "Captain Phillips" this fall. He's since been nominated for best supporting actor by the Screen Actors Guild, the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globes.

The 28-year-old Abdi, as well as "12 Years a Slave" producer Bill Pohlad and "Inside Llewyn Davis" filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are among the Minnesotans who are considered major contenders for Oscar nominations when the nods are announced Jan. 16, The Hollywood Reporter says.

"CBS Sunday Morning" interviewer Mo Rocca tweeted out a photo of himself and Abdi promoting the "CBS Sunday Morning" appearance.

Rocca interviewed Abdi in Minneapolis last month.

Last weekend, "CBS Sunday Morning" featured an interview with the Coen brothers and music supervisor T-Bone Burnett for "Inside Llewyn Davis."

On Thursday, "12 Years a Slave" and "Captain Phillips" were among the 10 films nominated for the best film of the year by the Producers Guild of America, Variety says.

Also in the running for the top PGA award: "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Dallas Buyer's Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Notably absent from the PGA nominations was "Inside Llewyn Davis," which has been nominated for best picture by the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the CCMAs and the Golden Globes.

Co-produced by seven filmmakers including Pohlad and Brad Pitt, "12 Years a Slave" also earned a best picture nod from the same three organizations.

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