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Oscars 2015: Five British actors nominated for awards

It could be a bumper year for the Brits at the Oscars after five actors were nominated for Academy Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley have been chosen for their roles in The Imitation Game, while Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones who play Stephen Hawking and his wife in the Theory of Everything have also been nominated.

Rosamund Pike is up for best actress for her role in Gone Girl.

Will Gompertz reports.

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