Oscars 'Category Hopping' Benefits Stars, Studios Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday, and Nicole Kidman is a shoo-in for a best actress nomination for her portrayal of writer Virginia Wolfe in "The Hours." Meryl Streep also is a contender, but Julianne Moore -- who was onscreen longer than Kidman -- most likely will be considered for best supporting actress. Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies and author of 70 Years of the Oscar, says category hopping isn't new.

Oscars 'Category Hopping' Benefits Stars, Studios

Oscars 'Category Hopping' Benefits Stars, Studios

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Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday, and Nicole Kidman is a shoo-in for a best actress nomination for her portrayal of writer Virginia Wolfe in "The Hours." Meryl Streep also is a contender, but Julianne Moore — who was onscreen longer than Kidman — most likely will be considered for best supporting actress. Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies and author of 70 Years of the Oscar, says category hopping isn't new.