"Little Miss Sunshine" 4

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Source: Times reporting

Los Angeles Times

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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

Director

•  Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu"Babel"



•  Martin Scorsese"The Departed"

•  Clint Eastwood — "Letters From Iwo Jima"