True stories dominate this year's competition
The year of Oscar's true Hollywood story
Has there ever been an award season with so many contenders based on true stories as this one? From "127 Hours" to "The Fighter" there are at least eight contenders based on real life events. Mix in the return of the dramedy and some box office blockbusters and you've got a somewhat out of the box list of potential best picture nominees. And for the first time in eons, not one traditional musical made the list (no, we're not buying "Burlesque").
"The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" are the clear front runners right now, but ponder this list and guess who might be making a move up the contender rankings as Oscar season starts to heat up.