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Last Updated: Friday, 2 May, 2003, 17:43 GMT 18:43 UK
BBC's Omaar up for two Emmas

BBC correspondent Rageh Omaar has been nominated for two Emma awards, the annual Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards.

Omaar recently gained a high profile while reporting for the corporation from the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Rageh Omaar
Omaar has been reporting from Baghdad

The journalist is nominated as best TV news journalist and is shortlisted alongside celebrities such as director Michael Moore, in the media personality of the year category.

The Emmas award a range of talent with a multicultural perspective in music, film, literature, television, journalism and sport.

Omaar is praised by the judges as "confident, fearless and concise" and for having "stature and maturity".

British comedy Bend it Like Beckham leads the best film category alongside City of God, Dirty Pretty Things, Far From Heaven and The Pianist.

Multi-award-winner Ms Dynamite is among the nominees for the best British music act, while Grammy winner Norah Jones leads the international music act category.

Channel 4's adapation of the Zadie Smith novel White Teeth is in the running for the best TV entertainment production while musical Bombay Dreams heads the list of best play/theatre production nominees.

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