And the Winner Is…Mom!

While their kids are home cheering, these Oscar-nominated parents will be walking the red carpet – and maybe returning home with Hollywood's top honor. By Kate Hogan

ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT

Nominated for: Best Actress, Changeling and Best Actor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Biggest fans: Maddox Chivan, 7, Pax Thien, 5, Zahara Marley, 4, Shiloh Nouvel, 2½, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, 7 months

Angelina says that despite her nominations, kids come first. "I’ve been lucky to have a great career and a lot of success. But I wake up every day just the happiest mommy." Brad agrees. "It’s about me being a strong father… Then, if I’m going to go to work, it must be something of value to me."