True stories dominate this year's competition
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1"
Pros: It's the last chapter in the "Harry Potter" saga and J.K. Rowling delivered her most cinematic and impressive novel for "Deathly Hallows." The franchise has improved leaps and bounds over the past decade and Hollywood may want to reward the billion dollar populist enterprise.
Cons: If the Academy is going to reward the "Potter" saga for going from Chris Columbus schmaltz to its current state of relatively impressive drama it will probably be for "Pt. 2."