|Writer||Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin|
|Starring||Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright|
|84th Academy Awards|
Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama film, starring Brad Pitt. It is an account of Major Leage Baseball's Oakland Athletics and their 2002 season. The story follows general manager Billy Beane's attempts to assemble a competitive team on a low budget.
- Best Actor — Brad Pitt
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
- Best Film Editing — Christopher Tellefsen
- Best Picture — Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt
- Best Sound Mixing — Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco, Ed Novick
- Best Supporting Actor — Jonah Hill
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 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.