Former ‘Y&R’ Actress Nabs Oscar Nomination

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Soap opera fans may best know actress June Squibb from her 2008-2009 stint as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) diner friend, Pearl, on “The Young and the Restless,” but the rest of the world will see her shine at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Alexander Payne’s film, “Nebraska.”

The former soap actress joins Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts in the category of Best Supporting Actress.

Watch for the Academy Awards to air on ABC on Sunday, March 2.