'Inception' and 'The Social Network' are likely a given, but who will fight for the other 8 slots?
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Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg, "The Kids Are All Right"
Pro: The indie comedy hit mixed contemporary families with a commercial sensibility to deliver one of the most satisfying "gay movies" ever. And most of the credit goes to Cholodenko and Blumberg's tactful screenplay. It's also one of the best depictions of Los Angeles in years. It will be hard for Academy members to ignore a film that focuses so much on their own lives, or people they know, in that respect.
Con: Unclear. If Focus Features doesn't sell enough of the backstory on how much of the film's success is based on the screenplay (ie, the picture had a very quick month long shoot), it could get bypassed by flashier competition.