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- Oscar nominations

Oscar nominations 2007

It's that time of year again when the movie industry rewards the achievements of the past twelve months. The British movie awards, the BAFTAs are on February 11th and on 25th February it's the big one, the Oscars.

Last week the announcement was made in Los Angeles of which films were in the running to win an award. In this programme we hear about the announcement ceremony and get some reaction to the nominations.

You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.

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Vocabulary

The nominations
the official list of films and people that have been chosen as possible winners of awards

category
group from which a winner will be selected.

Example
At the ceremony prizes are awarded for differnet categories such as Best film, Best Director and so on

low-key
without much celebration or glamour

Example
My retirement party was a very low-key affair. I didn't invite many people so it was very quiet, which is what I wanted.

key
important

Example
Buying the company was a key decision in the growth of his business empire

a bunch
a small group of people

a front-running film
a film that has a good chance of winning an award

a tight race
a close competition



Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 22 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 2mb)
BBC News Oscar special
The official Oscar site *

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