Oscars 2013: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

6 of 11: Alan Arkin earned a 2013 Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in 'Argo,' which scored a total of seven nods. The film is also nominated for Best Picture.

'I am of course very excited about the nomination this morning. Ben Affleck is an amazing director, and I am so happy that 'Argo' was recognized in seven categories.'

This marks the 79-year-old actor's fourth nomination. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2007 for 'Little Miss Sunshine.' He was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1967 for 'The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming' and in 1969 for 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.'

(Pictured: Alan Arkin, John Goodman and Ben Affleck appear in a scene from the 2012 film 'Argo.') (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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