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Oscar nominees' list rings of reassurance
On a morning when news of the 74th Oscar nominations had to vie for air time with reports of a new terrorism alert, the films that had the most success with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could be summed up in a single word: reassuring. In fact, of the six films that got five nominations or more, all but one can be seen as different forms of cinematic comfort food.
By Kenneth Turan
February 13, 2002