Scott Feinberg notes that since 2000, only 1.1 performers a year lose at SAG and HFPA and still get Oscar noms. Here are this year's big names snubbed by SAG and HFPA, though 1.1 of them will still get Oscar noms (if past is prologue): #1: Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, Shutter Island).
Diane Lane, in a series of wigs to portray the blond Penny Tweedy, holds the film together with a sturdy performance that suggests, in moments, a mystical connection between horse and owner. READ MORE
Based on a true story, "Secretariat" chronicles the journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.