I'm not going to predict or select or analyze this year's winners. Leave that for the "critics" and "pundits." This year, I'm picking the All-Time Oscars. Today, I'll offer a set of nominees for Best Supporting Actor (of all time!).
The Artist didn't win the Oscar because it was a silent movie made 80-some years after silent movies were "over." It won because it showed us -- with a delicious and simple story -- that through the turbulent changes of technology, the basic human needs are the same.