Iranian film in running for foreign language Oscar (AP)

Jennifer Lawrence and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announce the Best Foreign Language Film of the year nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)AP – Their settings span the globe, but this year’s foreign-language Academy Award nominees are united in giving local stories a universal resonance.