This year it's all about moving away from pessimism (a constant factor in many of the Oscar winning films in recent years) and vindicating the origins of cinema. Therefore, “The Artist” deserved to win. It took all the awards it deserved, as it was obvious that Bérénice Bejo wouldn't beat Octavia Spencer, and Woody Allen is, well, Woody Allen. But it's a splendid picture that doesn't just imitate a certain kind of cinema made in the twenties, but paints a big smile on your face thanks to a majestic performance by Jean Dujardin (as good as Buster Keaton), a marvellous soundtrack and an excellent use of sound.
Opinión a favor del No por María-Wendoline Castro
These are fads, and now all of a sudden it's fashionable to do silent films, when there have been half-known directors advocating it for years (with better results) and nobody cared. And now they award one of the most schmaltzy and predictable films ever produced. I'm shocked that they ignored “Drive” and Ryan Gosling, I'm outraged that the Academy will never have the balls to nominate Lars Von Trier, and I find it unbelievable that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross couldn't compete because of some stupid rule. I feel like they're taking the piss.