If only the Oscar race were as simple as a horse race. Then pedigree would be half the battle. Just for fun, we tallied up the nominations previously racked up by major players* in this season’s high-profile releases, and found that Robert De Niro’s six nominations, paired with Dustin Hoffman’s seven, tip the scales in favor of… what the Fock?!
Meet the Fockers 15
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 15
The Aviator 14
Finding Neverland 14
William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice 11
Ocean’s Twelve 10
*Nominations count only in the category in which the actor, writer, or director is currently performing.