We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, be able to hold your own at cocktail parties. Next up: 'The Fighter,' based on the true story of boxer Micky Ward and his family.

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams and Melissa Leo), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing
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