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Oscar nominees at annual lunch

The Oscars season is well under way in Hollywood and British hopes are riding high - Colin Firth is favourite for Best Actor and his new Film The King's Speech has 12 nominations.

As part of the build up to the big day, this year's nominees gathered for the annual Oscars luncheon. They will not find out who has, and has not won, until the end of February.

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Hollywood.

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