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POSTED: 4:13 pm EST January 12, 2006
UPDATED: 4:52 pm EST January 12, 2006Most judges in Britain's equivalent of the Oscars haven't watched Steven Spielberg's "Munich" -- but only because distributors mistakenly sent judges DVDs coded to play only on North American machines.The movie isn't due to open in British theaters until Jan. 27. So, many members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts couldn't see if before Thursday's close of nominations.The academy has 5,000 eligible members, and 3,500 of them live in Britain. Most of the rest are in the U.S.The head of the public relations company that represents the British distributor said, "Someone pushed the wrong button."The movie is based on events after attackers killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
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