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Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac said Thursday he was "happy" to be nominated for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the Golden Globes for his work in Show Me a Hero.

"I am happy," the actor told EFE in a statement.

HBO's Show Me a Hero narrates the life of Nicholas Wasicsko (Isaac), who became mayor of a New York town during a major economic crisis.

After winning the elections in 1987, Wasicsko was engulfed in a battle against racism and crime over the construction of social housings in an area dominated by white citizens.

"It is not easy to tell stories that are so hard, but in the end they are the most important," said Isaac and applauded the efforts of director Paul Haggis and co-screen writer David Simon.

Isaac was previously nominated for a Golden Globe in the best actor category for his work in the 2014 comedy film "Inside Llewyn Davis" by the Coen brothers.

Isaac received the news of his nomination in Miami while promoting his recent movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which he plays Poe Dameron.