Hugo (2011): Articles

Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?

Jean Dujardin, Uggie the dog, The Artist Our prediction for the Best Picture Academy Award: Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Why The Artist? No, not because of some sociohistorical/psychological significance that various pundits have ascribed to the Hazanavicius' movie and its effect on members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]

Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies

The Artist with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) * The Descendants Kevin Tent, A.C.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. Moneyball Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. War Horse Michael Kahn, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY […]

Thanksgiving Families for All Tastes: Some Much More Popular Than Others

The Muppets with Amy Adams. One would think that James Bobin's The Muppets is the sort of ideal flick to come out during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Yet the “family movie” that has become one of the year's biggest blockbusters – not only in the U.S. but also internationally […]

Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks

Best Cast winner Bridesmaids with Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Early this awards season, two female-centered hit movies topped the Best Cast category: the National Board of Review's choice was Tate Taylor's socially conscious The Help, toplining Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica […]