True stories dominate this year's competition
Pros: There are arguably only two films that have come close to the term "cultural phenomenon" this year and "Inception" was one of them. Chris Nolan's artful and complex thriller spurned water cooler and online chatter for weeks as it raked up critical respect and became a blockbuster across the world. The picture also solidified Nolan's statue as one of the greatest director's of this era, even if he hasn't won an Oscar…yet.
Cons: Is the film too complex for the mushy minds of Oscar voters? Probably not, but considering Nolan's classic "Dark Knight" was inexplicably not nominated two years ago, don't be surprised if the Academy makes the same stupid mistake again.