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Oscars vote: Best film
Five films have been nominated for the Best film prize at this year's Academy Awards.

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BABEL

Babel

A complex, multi-lingual ensemble piece that unfolds on three continents, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's movie won a best drama Golden Globe.

With an international cast headed by Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael Garcia Bernal, it depicts the consequences of an accidental shooting of an American tourist in the desert.

THE DEPARTED

The Departed

A gritty and violent mob drama set on the mean streets of modern-day Boston, Martin Scorsese's film is up for five Oscars including best director.

An Americanised version of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs, it tells of an undercover policeman and a criminal informer who infiltrate each other's organisations.

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

Letters From Iwo Jima

The second of two films made by actor-director Clint Eastwood exploring both sides of the World War Two battle for the eponymous Pacific island.

A companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers, the film tells of a Japanese general, played by Ken Watanabe, trying to marshal his small band of soldiers against an Allied onslaught.

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Little Miss Sunshine

This warm-hearted comedy tells of a dysfunctional US family's attempts to ensure its youngest member attends a beauty pageant in California.

Music video specialists Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris brought together a strong ensemble which includes 10-year-old Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin.

THE QUEEN

The Queen

The only British film in this year's best picture line-up, Stephen Frears' movie dramatises the seismic impact of Princess Diana's death in 1997 had on the monarchy.

Anchored by a performance by Dame Helen Mirren that has already been showered with accolades, it is a semi-sequel to Frears' 2003 TV film The Deal.




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