By the Associated Press
Suzanna Caldwell, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
1:22 PM AKST, January 25, 2012
Ben Grossmann wasn't up at 6 a.m. when the 84th annual Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday.
The former Alaskan had been up late caring for his 1-year-old daughter.
But Grossmann, who now lives in Los Angeles and was a visual effects supervisor for the film "Hugo,"knew something was up when the phone began ringing and he started getting emails and Facebook posts.
Grossmann was one of four nominated for best visual effects for their work on the Martin Scorsese-directed film about an orphan who lives in a Paris railway station.
Grossmann grew up in Delta Junction and Fairbanks and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He worked as a photojournalist in news and television.
He plans on attending the Oscar ceremony Feb. 26 in Hollywood.