Tom Hanks and the Coen Brothers snubbed as 'Gravity' and 'Hustle' win big
Winner: Megan Ellison
If you caught HitFix's inaugural Oscar Power List at the end of the year, you know how we feel about power producer Megan Ellison's presence on the circuit. She's in a position to fund a great many artists' challenging endeavors and this year she ended up with two Best Picture nominations, for David O. Russell's "American Hustle" and Spike Jonze's "Her." And she may well walk away with a win if the former ends up being the dominant force it easily could be on Oscar night.
- Kristopher Tapley