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February 13, 2002
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Several Jews were among the Academy Award nominees announced Tuesday. Writer Akiva Goldsman was nominated in the adapted screenplay category for “A Beautiful Mind,” the story of a brilliant mathematician battling schizophrenia. In the same category, Terry Zwigoff was nominated as co-writer of “Ghost World.” Sean Penn, whose late father was Jewish, was nominated as best actor for his portrayal of a mentally retarded man in “I Am Sam.” British actor Ben Kingsley, who comes from a Jewish background on his mother’s side, was nominated for best supporting actor as a volatile mobster in “Sexy Beast.”

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