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Oscar Nominations 2012: Divorce, Marital Turmoil Spotlighted (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/24/2012 8:15 pm   Updated: 01/24/2012 8:17 pm

From "Kramer vs. Kramer" to the wine-fueled misadventures of divorcee Miles in "Sideways," Oscar voters have long favored films that deal with divorce as a subject matter. This year's crop of Academy Award nominees proved no different, with a number of noms going to films that spotlight marital turmoil.

Which films do you think will take home the gold?

"A Separation"
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The front-runner for Best Foreign Language film, "A Separation," tells the story of Simin and her husband Nade -- a modern-day Iranian couple who wish to dissolve their marriage in spite of legal hurdles. When Nader opts to care for his Alzheimer-stricken father instead of leaving Iran with his wife and 11-year-old daughter, Simin petitions for divorce. But a judge denies Simin's petition, deeming the issues surrounding their split a "small problem." The film is also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
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Filed by Brittany Wong  |