Academy drops ‘territories’ in Palestine reference

January 16, 2014 • Entertainment

FILE – This file photo released by Adopt Films shows Adam Bakri in a scene from the film “Omar.” The drama, set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign picture on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. After hearing the news of his latest nomination, director Hany Abu-Assad said Thursday that having the academy refer to his entry as being from Palestine was a step in the right direction. (AP Photo/Adopt Films, File)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Thursday’s Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee “Omar” was described as being from “Palestine,” a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has Login to read more

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