The prospect of "Moneyball" earning a best picture nom but falling short of the Oscar would be poetic, a case of life imitating art imitating life.
The Contenders 2011
If this year's newly elastic best-picture race allows a summer blockbuster to slip in, Paramount's alien-invasion thriller "Super 8" could well be the prime beneficiary.
The name's Smiley, George Smiley -- and he's the opposite of 007 in nearly every way.
Glenn Close's commitment to her title character in "Albert Nobbs" appears as unrelenting as her decades-long efforts to bring the film to the bigscreen itself.
It's thirty years since Steven Spielberg's Saturday-matinee throwback "Raiders of the Lost Ark" landed eight Oscar nominations, including mentions for Best Picture and Director.
After failing to snag the actor Emmy for "The West Wing's" second season, Martin Sheen vowed to "stack the deck" for a season-three win, according to publicist Richard Licata.