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American Hustle and Gravity lead Oscar nominations

American Hustle and Gravity lead the Oscar nominations with 10 each. British films Philomena and 12 Years A Slave, directed by Londoner Steve McQueen, are both nominated for the best picture Oscar.

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Oscar nomination for film 'double cause for pride'

Receiving an Oscar nomination for documentary feature The Square is "double cause for pride", said British-born actor Khalid Abdalla, who stars as one of the main protagonists in the film.

Jehane Noujaim's documentary is based in Tahrir Square, in Cairo and follows the journey of three protesters, each from a different background.

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