Forrest Gump fame Tom Hanks has had a long history with the Academy Awards and this year might just be another significant milestone for the highly celebrated actor. The 64-year-old is up for his role in ‘A Lovely Day in the Neighbourhood’. Hanks has been honored with the accolade twice in the ‘90s making the 2021 Oscars his sixth nomination.
The role of Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, an American legal-drama flick helped Hanks skyrocket in the show business and also served him the first Oscar win in the ‘Best Actor’ category for 1993 film. Just one year later, Hanks bagged the same award for starring in and as ‘Forrest Gump’.
However, Hanks has been on multiple nomination lists after his last Oscar win in the mid ‘90s. Movies like ‘Cast Away’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan’ helped him garner the nominations. The actor has spent his decades old awards slump gathering other substantial recognitions such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former US President Barack Obama in 2016.