Oscar Nominees: Who's the Most Real Estate Savvy?

It's Oscars time, and HousingWatch gives its awards for Best Celebrity Real Estate.
It's Oscars time, and HousingWatch gives its awards for Best Celebrity Real Estate.

All eyes are on Hollywood when the Academy bestows little gold statuettes on the actors and actresses who helped us escape into other worlds (even 3-D ones!) over the past year.

But here at HousingWatch, we're also interested in the real world. Sure, they can act, but how real estate savvy are this year's nominees? And what do their home-buying decisions say about them?

To answer that, we've decided to present our first-ever Celebrity Real Estate Awards, culled from this year's nominees. We unfortunately couldn't give Oscars - or at least our official nod - to all of the nominees. For one, we can't reward Carey Mulligan for being evicted from an apartment in London for "rowdy behavior" and "wild parties." And for some nominees, we just can't figure out where they call home these days (readers, any word on Gabourey Sidibe's home, let us know!) And frankly, as much as we love George Clooney, he's received enough publicity recently regarding his real estate acquisitions and we'd like to give him a rest.

But for those we did evaluate, we came to a unanimous, albeit unilateral, determination. And the winners are....