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'The Descendants' Author Insults 'The Artist'

02/27/2012 05:56 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2012

The author of "The Descendants," Kaui Hart Hemmings, may not be very happy that the film adaptation of her book was overlooked for Best Picture last night.

"The Artist people were in line in front of me and now I smell like cigarettes and entitlement," she tweeted before the ceremony.

Bizarre joke or candid irritation? Either way, we're sensing some bitterness.

The down-to-earth movie about loss and family was a Golden Globe darling, taking home the award for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. So it came as a surprise to some that its Oscar successes were few, especially given the Golden Globe's track record for predicting Academy Award wins.

Still, "The Artist" was far from a dark horse for Best Picture, and "The Descendants" was not without its triumphs: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon got the trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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