Haven't Seen the Oscar Best Picture Nominees? Read Our Cliffs Notes!

With 10 movies up for top honors at the Academy Awards, get the scoop on the films vying for a golden statue (11 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:04AM

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Haven't Seen the Oscar Best Picture Nominees? Read Our Cliffs Notes!

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'The Blind Side'

The Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Quinton Aaron
The Director: John Lee Hancock
The Lowdown: Side crosses chick flick with sports movie to reap box office gold
Total Nominations: 2
The Story: Based on real people, the inspirational drama is about Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock) who discovers an African-American scholarship student Michael Oher (Aaron) at her kids' parochial school is homeless. The caring Southerner makes up a bed on her fancy couch, then adopts the burly athlete, giving him the support and encouragement he ultimately needs to become a superstar football player in the NFL.
Why It's Nominated: Bullock's late-blooming box-office success is a Hollywood fairy tale, making her the one to beat for Best Actress and dragging the movie along behind her.

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