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Sully star Tom Hanks plays down talk over Oscars nod

By David Mercer

Published 21/09/2016

Buzz: Tom Hanks
Buzz: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has insisted it is too early to talk about the Oscar buzz surrounding his performance as heroic pilot Chesley Sullenberger in Sully.

The two-time Academy Award-winner has earned positive reviews for his portrayal of the US Airways pilot who landed a passenger plane on New York's Hudson River in 2009.

Despite a number of critics tipping Hanks for another best actor Oscar nomination, the Forrest Gump star said he avoided talk of awards ahead of Oscars night in February.

He added: "That's somebody else's responsibility. I don't have to do anything like that.

"But oh man, it's September. Cut us some slack will you?"

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