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Academy Awards 2008

Film Magic: The Best Picture Nominees

They're all cinematic champs, but only one will go down in Oscar history. By Suzy Byrne

ATONEMENT

Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan
Director: Joe Wright
Plot: Based on Ian McEwan's novel, the British romantic drama spans several decades, telling the tragic story of a young couple (Knightley and McAvoy) whose future together is forever changed when a child (Ronan) tells an ugly lie.
PEOPLE review: 4 stars