Many are wondering if this may finally be the year Martin Scorsese wins an Academy Award for directing "the Departed", the best reviewed movie of the year so far and a genuine box office hit to boot. If it does win Best Picture, one of the producers to claim a statue would be Brad Pitt, as his company Plan B productions produced the film. Pitts former partner at Plan B would not win an award. That would be Jennifer Aniston, who owned half of the production company when "the Departed" was made but lost all rights in the divorce settlement. Aniston got the mansion in Malibu, Pitt got Plan B. Fox 411 says:
Jennifer Aniston's name has been erased from the list of producers since she and Brad Pitt split. It was their company, Plan B, that was originally involved, along with producer Brad Grey before he left to run Paramount. The result is that Grey and Pitt's names stayed on, even though they did nothing to make the movie, and Aniston's was dumped. "Brad controlled the credits," a source says, which explains a few other things.
This would maybe seem cruel, except I don't like Jennifer Aniston and don't really care. And it would be fun to see her cry some more on Oprah if she didn't get an Academy Award. God knows this was her only chance. I asked my tivo to record "Rumor Has It", and instead it ran away in the middle of the night.