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Oscar nods in new directions

The Oscars make good on a vow to reclaim luster Tuesday with smart and unexpected nominations. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, directed by Peter Jackson (top), could be the first epic fantasy to win best picture. Sofia Coppola (left) is the first American woman nominated for best director, for Lost in Translation. And Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes (right), 13, is the youngest best actress nominee ever. Look inside for the nominees, and how to catch the movies you haven't seen. 2B

Clarification, Section A

A story about New Hampshire in Saturday's Times was imprecise about motorcycle helmet laws. New Hampshire is one of four states without any helmet law. But there are 27 states that have a law that only applies to younger riders, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.