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Oscars 2014: Italy's The Great Beauty wins best foreign language film

Published on Mar 3, 2014 11:02 AM
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino of the film The Great Beauty poses during the 86th Academy Awards foreign film nominee preview at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Feb 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS  

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Italian drama The Great Beauty won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.

The film, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and considered the favorite to win the Academy Award, follows an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle high society.