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November 16, 2011

The Artist – A Precedence in the Oscar Race?

The other day I was watching a certain Oscar winner when it struck me – The Artist is going to win Best Picture. The odds are theoretically against it as a black-and-white, silent film by a French director, but none of that matters when you look at the film. I’m not saying it’s the best movie of the year. But when people see it, they fall in love. This will get number one votes.

I think the most appropriate comparison in Oscar history is during the 71st Academy Awards in 1998. Perhaps a reviled year, but this is the big Shakespeare in Love vs. Saving Private Ryan year, one of those “They got it wrong!” years. But I think that The Artist and Shakespeare in Love share so much D.N.A. that it is proof in the pudding that The Artist will walk away with Best Picture. 

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