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Source: Times reporting

Los Angeles Times


New reality

It used to be that the motion picture academy tended to exhibit an isolationist "foreign policy," at least in the major categories. Not this year. Non-U.S. actors, directors and subjects figure prominently. Nominees with foreign ties are in bold.

Best picture

•  "Babel"

•  "The Departed"

•  "Letters From Iwo Jima"*

•  "Little Miss Sunshine"

•  "The Queen"

* In Japanese, directed by American Clint Eastwood


•  Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu"Babel"

•  Martin Scorsese"The Departed"

•  Clint Eastwood — "Letters From Iwo Jima"