Bill1978 wrote:If Hugo wins, it will be the first PG film to win Best Picture since Driving Miss Daisy. So The Help would have just as much chance as Hugo if we want to use stats to support our arguments
If I was a betting person, I would still put my money on The Artist though.
I have heard...SO many people in the last week--Roger Ebert included--make the Freudian slip of "Hugo was good, but is the Academy ready for motion capture?"
I'm just about ready to club the next person who confuses Martin Scorsese's plucky, adventurous live-action 3D with Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's plucky, adventurous 3D CGI, but realistically, I'm starting to wonder how many VOTERS are making the same mistake when filling out their ballots. (Tintin not being nominated in many other categories to remind them which is which doesn't help either.)
I could see Hugo losing to The Artist fair and square--not happy about it, but I could see it--but I'm not ready to see Hugo lose on a goofy technicality or human error.
brimicbed wrote:Last movie to win Best Picture without also winning screenplay (but was nominated): Million Dollar Baby
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for screenplay: Titanic
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for directing: Driving Miss Daisy
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for editing: Ordinary People
If there is an upset (which I doubt), it'll be Hugo.
Last Directors to win on individual merit without taking Best Picture:
- Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan (Picture: Shakespeare in Love)l
- Steven Soderbergh, Traffic (Picture: Gladiator)
- Roman Polanski, The Pianist (Picture: Chicago)
- Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain (Picture: Crash)
At least we have THOSE stats to hope for.