The road to the Oscars is paved with TV parts

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Long before they turned in Oscar-worthy performances on the big screen, most of this season's Academy Award nominees had their start on the little screen, including Don Cheadle, "Picket Fences"; Jamie Foxx, "In Living Color"; Annette Bening, "Miami Vice"; Imelda Staunton, British miniseries such as "The Singing Detective"; Kate Winslet, British TV series "Dark Season"; Cate Blanchett, Australian miniseries "Bordertown"; Sophie Okonedo, British TV series "The Governor"; Alan Alda, "MASH"; and Clive Owen, British detective series "Second Sight." Here's a look at some other nominees and their TV alter egos.

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