Surprisingly, the Oscar shortlist didn't include the official entry from Mexico, Miss Bala, an outstanding film that deals with one of the most important issues confronting our country today -- the failed war on drugs.
In Hollywood, success has many fathers and failure is an orphan. The margin of difference may simply turn on the confidence and certainty of the right people in the right rooms being able to tell the story of the film they support.
While there were no surprises regarding SAG wins for best male lead actor, Colin Firth, and supporting actor, Christian Bale, it was refreshing to see Melissa Leo snag the best supporting actress award.
I used to think the Golden Globes were like the poor man's Emmys and the poor man's Oscars going out on a date and getting hammered. Now that I'm older and wiser, I realize they're easily the best awards show ever invented.