After “Moneyball” lost best picture to “The Artist”, my Twitter time line exploded. Every person who wasn’t an A’s fan had some stupid reference to make about the A’s losing just like the movie.
The A’s have actually won 9 World Series for the record.
Moneyball didn’t take home any Academy Awards, but the whole experience was fun to witness as a fan. It’s not every day you are going to see Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill sporting an A’s cap, or even talk about the team. (I’d like also to think that since working on the film they secretly root for them too).
If that’s still not enough to make you feel better about “Moneyball” going 0-6, only two other baseball films have been nominated for Best Picture and neither won. Only four other actors from baseball movies have been nominated, none of them have won either.
The Academy doesn’t think highly of baseball movies, not even Gary Cooper’s portrayal of Lou Gehrig could get him an Oscar nod.