SEATTLE -

Seattle writer Bob Nelson known from the TV show "Almost Live" has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for "Nebraska."

Nelson lives on Whidbey Island but is in Los Angeles Thursday for the Oscar nominations.

He told KOMO Radio he wrote the screenplay hoping to see it made into a small movie and never expected this much success. It also was nominated for a Golden Globes award.

Nelson told The Seattle Times, "It's pretty exciting, for a boy from Kent."

Nelson wrote and performed for "Almost Live," a sketch comedy show that was produced at KING in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s.