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Ratatouille could win five Oscars


Animated movie Ratatouille could be a big winner at the Oscars after being nominated for five awards.

Two of those are in a couple of the biggest categories - best animated film and best original screenplay.

Ratatouille's music could be rewarded as best soundtrack, and the film may also win two awards for sound.

The winning films will be revealed on 24 February in Los Angeles in America, and it could be a big night for 13-year-old actress Saoirse Ronan.

She's been nominated for one of the most important awards on offer, best supporting actress.

As well as the main prizes, there are lots of Oscars to be given out for technical categories like special effects and costumes.

Saoirse Ronan
Actress Saoirse Ronan could win an Oscar at 13!
The Golden Compass, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End have all been nominated for two technical prizes.

But as with some other Hollywood awards nights this year, the Oscars could look a bit unusual.

Will the stars be on the red carpet?

There is a big row in the world of movies at the moment, because the people who write the words and scripts are refusing to work because they say they're not being paid enough.

Many actors and actresses think the writers should be getting a better deal, so are refusing to go to awards bashes to show their support for the writers.

Last month no big stars went to the Golden Globes awards, so the winners were announced at a news conference instead.

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