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Cotillard receives second Oscars nomination

Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne.
Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne. Christine Plenus / Alamode Film

French actress Marion Cotillard has received her second Oscar nomination for best actress in seven years for her role in the film Two Days, One Night directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

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Cotillard, who won an Oscar in 2008 for her role of the French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, said this second nomination to the Oscars is a dream come true.

"The film wasn't selected [...] I no longer thought the movie would go to the Oscars and in the end, it made it!" she said.

Dossier: Cannes Film Festival 2014

In the film she plays a mother of two, desperate to keep her job and support her family.

Over the course of two days, she tries to convince her collegues to forgo their annual bonuses so she can keep her job.

Cotillard spoke of her admiration for the directors.

"They make cinema that we rarely encounter," she said.

Two Days, One Night  "was one of my favourite movies to film"; she added.

Other competing nominees in this category are Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl and Reese Witherspoon for Wild.

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