The majority of SAG voters voted The Help as best film of the year. This does not change the fact that The Artist is by far the best film of those nominated for the big awards. I hope the Academy voters have a more global vision than those who (I am one of them) vote for the Sag awards. The Help is a fine film, but one that does not come anywhere close in filmmaking genius to that of The Artist. Not even close. The End.
I didn’t actually watch the show, (there are just too many bloody damn award shows and the Oscar 10 from 5 movie nomination change is nothing more than monumental greed), therefore I have nothing more to say about it, but when I heard what happened with best ensemble (equivalent to Oscar best pic), I just had to voice my opinion. I will write more on this after the Oscars. Be afraid, be very afraid.
By the way, the monumental greed comment means this…in the old system of 5 nominations, Warhorse for example, would never have been nominated, but because they have to fill ten spots and Spielberg is cinematic royalty, that movie gets a green light for nomination. Bottom line – Filmmakers make $$$$$ every time someone watches their film and a nomination gets people to spend money even on the stein of gold-speckled shit-shake known as Warhorse.