The all-time geekiest Oscar triumphs

Recent history shows geek culture has gone mainstream.

By , Network World |  Offbeat, geek culture, slideshow

2011: "The Social Network" nabs eight nominations

Who would have thought that a semi-factual account of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's career would become one of the most compelling films of the year? But screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher masterfully crafted a movie that added high drama to the art of code writing and got nominated for eight Oscars in the process. Whether the film wins Best Picture or not, "The Social Network" is a huge step forward for geekdom's place in Hollywood.

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