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Keira up for best actress Oscar

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley could be celebrating at the Oscars after being nominated for best actress for Pride and Prejudice.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star will have some British company on the night, as Dame Judi Dench is nominated too.

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park could be picking up a fourth Oscar when the winners are announced in Los Angeles on 5 March.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is one of three nominated movies for best animated film.

Oscar trophies on show in New York
Oscar trophies on show in New York
Its opposition in the category comes from Howl's Moving Castle - based on a Diana Wynne Jones book - and Corpse Bride, which features the voice of Johnny Depp.

Another British actress, Rachel Weisz, could also be a winner after being nominated for best supporting actress.

But there was only one nomination for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - for best art direction.

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