16 December 2013 9:33 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With the Golden Globe award nominations recently announced, it is only a friendly reminder that award season is nearly upon us. This year has been a great year for films and the Oscar race may be tough. Though, the big question isn't "who will win?" but "how does someone get one of these?" 

Sure it can be pure talent or even pure luck, take a look at this year's possible nominee Barkhad Abdi. Abdi stars in Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks and how did he land the role? Responding to a television ad in Minnesota while he worked as a limo driver, sometimes life works in funny ways. But if you don't have any ads to respond to, here are some other tips to assist you in getting your own Oscar.

Be a different, real person.

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