Golden Globes 2013 - nominee reactions, info

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 13, 2012

13 of 22: Alan Arkin was nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in Ben Affleck's 'Argo.'

'I am deeply grateful for this honor and particularly moved in being in the company of Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones who I deeply admire,' Arkin said in a statement. 'I am also thrilled that Ben is getting the attention he so much deserves, as is 'Argo.'

Arkin plays a Hollywood producer named Lester Siegel in the movie, which received five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director for Affleck, its main star.

He plays Tony Mendez, a CIA operative who leads a U.S. operation to rescue six U.S. diplomats in Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. He and members of his team pretend to be a Canadian film crew.The movie is based on a true story.

This is the sixth Golden Globe nomination for Arkin. He won his first Golden Globe in 1967 for his role in the movie 'The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming.' He also received his first Oscar nomination for that part and went on to earn another one in 1969, for his role in 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.' He was nominated a third time in 2007, for 'Little Miss Sunshine,' and won.

(Pictured: Alan Arkin and Ben Affleck appear in a scene from the 2012 movie 'Argo.') (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Claire Folger)

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