Superproducer Rudin helped make both ''True Grit'' and ''The Social Network''

The Academy doesn’t announce its nominees until Jan. 25, but it’s pretty much a lock that prolific producer Scott Rudin will claim two of the 10 Best Picture slots. In addition to True Grit, he has his name on early favorite The Social Network. Of course, even front-runners have to stay on the public’s radar. That’s why Rudin just widened the Facebook movie to 600 theaters the week before it landed on Netflix. ”We wanted to give people one last chance to see it on the big screen before it becomes something that can only be seen on the small screen,” he says. Fine, but what we really want to know is which film he’ll be pulling for on Oscar night. He’s got to favor one, right? ”No. Having two movies in the race exceeds any fantasy I would dare to admit to myself. I’m not going to look at it as a problem.”