'Gandhi' leads Oscar derby with 11 nominations

The epic ''Gandhi'' led the 1983 Oscars race with 11 nominations, followed by the comedy ''Tootsie'' with 10, and the fantasy ''E.T. The ExtraTerrestrial'' with nine. All three films were nominated best picture of the year, along with ''The Verdict'' and ''Missing.''

Competing for best actor are Ben Kingsley (''Gandhi''), Dustin Hoffman (''Tootsie''), Paul Newman (''The Verdict''), Jack Lemmon (''Missing''), and Peter O'Toole (''My Favorite Year''). Nominated for best actress were Meryl Streep (''Sophie's Choice''), Julie Andrews (''Victor/Victoria''), Jessica Lange (''Frances''), Sissy Spacek (''Missing''), and Debra Winger (''An Officer and a Gentleman'').

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