Academy drops 'territories' from Palestine as place of origin for 'Omar' in foreign category

  • by: JESSICA HERNDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 8:10 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Thursday's Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee "Omar" was described as being from "Palestine," a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has carefully avoided in the past.

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