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

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor, Tropic Thunder
Biggest fan: Indio Falconer, 15

Robert's teen son has "done a little bit" of acting, and the elder Downey couldn't be happier. "He’s turned out to be pretty cool," he says of his son.