127 Hours Nominated for Six Academy Awards

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  127 Hours, the movie based on adventurer Aron Ralston's harrowing incident in Blue John Canyon, was officially nominated for six Academy Awards today, including Best Picture and Best Actor, according to the Oscar website.

 Check out our interview with James Franco, the Best actor nominee, and the video above for his reaction to his nomination. You can also look at Ralston's photos of a visit to the set or read his take on  being portrayed by Franco.

If you're unfamiliar with the story, check out Ralston's original tale here.

Additional Outside-related nominations include: Sebastian Junger's war documentary, “Restrepo” in the documentary feature section, Josh Fox's “Gasland” in the same, and Jennifer Redfearn's “Sun Come Up” in the documentary short subject section.

–Will Taylor