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Edinburgh joins the king in race for Oscar

posted 25 Jan 2011, 17:28 by David Rintoul   [ updated 25 Jan 2011, 17:38 ]

An animated celebration of Edinburgh and the Highlands has been named alongside The King's Speech and the cream of Hollywood films in the running for this year's Oscars.

The Illusionist, which opened the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, has been nominated for best animated film, against Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon.

The King's Speech led this year's Academy Award nominations with 12, including best film and best actor for Colin Firth.