Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game.
The Artist takes Best Picture! Check out the full list of winners of The 84th Academy Awards inside.
The Artist wins seven awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.
Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations, and The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations, including nods in the five main categories.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominate The Artist, Drive, The Help among others.
The Descendants, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Moneyball, and War Horse are up for the top editing prize.
50/50, Bridesmaids, Young Adult and Midnight in Paris are up for Best Original Screenplay, while Breaking Bad, Game of Thorns, and Boardwalk Empire lead TV.
The Artist, Bridesmaids, and The Descendants are among the top movie nominees, while Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men top the TV nominees.
Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who built a winning team on a smaller budget by using an innovative computer strategy.
Moneyball and Dolphin Tale are neck-and-neck in second and third place while Abduction finishes in fourth place with just $11.2 million.
Or will Moneyball hit a home run with audiences this weekend?
The actor portrays real-life Oakland A's first baseman and catcher Scott Hatteberg in Bennett Miller's acclaimed baseball drama, opening Friday September 23rd.
Brad Pitt takes control of the Oakland As in Bennett Miller's true-life look at general manager Billy Beane.
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Bennett Miller's real-life tale of how the Oakland As reinvented their team on a tight budget.
Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane in this true story about his unique method of building a winning team on the cheap.
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this true story about how the Oakland A's fielded a winning team with a small payroll.
Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester will now battle Transformers at the box office, while Brad Pitt's drama moves into the fall.
It also appears that Jonah Hill's character in the film is changing names.
Pratt is going to play the role of baseball player Scott Hatteberg.
Starring opposite Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and more.
The actor will play David Justice in Columbia's baseball film.