Mexico, thing is, if you don't live in one the main 3 cities in the country (as is my case) you are pretty much screwed culturally speaking. I even remember some cases when the DVD was released before the movie hit the theathers.
I am. And yes, Hugo is dominating, lol. It's both disappointing and funny. But it deserves it, I'm sure. It looks like a beautiful movie. I knew Rango would win it but eh.. I still didn't like it too much.
Funny, after hugo sweeped the beginning The Artist took home the big prizes for Director, Actor, and PICTURE! AWESOMMME! So happy I got to see it! History has been made.
So glad The Artist could get it.
Strange how thoroughly dreadfully Winnie the Pooh did on the awards circuit. Although I'm glad that the academy at least took the opportunity to bring attention to two low budget foreign animated films. Better than what the Golden Globes do with their animated category which, as in all things Globes related, is nothing but unmitigated cuntery.
At this point the only category I particularly follow is "best cinematography," because I'm fascinated by the academy's ability to fuck it up so consistently. Emanuel Lubezki deserves at least three oscars now, but since Children of Men couldn't earn him one I'm not quite sure what possibly can.
Federico Kempke said:
It did got a nomination for art direction, though I don't think it will get it.
Definitely deserved one last year (especially since it was almost all new sets and Alice in Wonderland was a deluge of horrendous kitsch), but Hugo had such fantastic art direction that I don't mind HP's shutout at all.