Academy Awards winners, 2012

Here are my comments on this year’s Academy Awards winners (the 2011 post is here).

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Congrats to the The Artist‘s team, for a very, very brave film, which probably didn’t have too much trouble gathering a broad consensus within the Academy. All the films up there are quite deserving (I haven’t seen Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close or War Horse) but I guess the Artist had this magical element to it: the nostalgia, the neverending devotion to cinema, the characters, the humour and the emotions. A fully expected and deserving winner then.
Michel Hazanavicius’ speech when he won this was incredibly sweet! And I loved producer Thomas Langmann’s tribute to his dad -French director Claude Berri. Aww. His high-five with Harvey Weinstein when he won also spoke volumes -he’s done it again!

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