A short and LOUD Rant!
It is So Sad that Jean Dujardin Star of "The Artist" did NOT win the César the French equivalent of the Oscars (Academy Awards). "The Artist has picked up more than 70 accolades around the world to become the most awarded French film in history, according to The Hollywood Reporter." The American Film Industry have adorned Dujardin with Praises and Prizes, yet the French rather than acknowledging Dujardin's talent and wishing to show their difference, decide to s--t on their own doorstep! Omar Sy Star of the Untouchable's, although a very fine comedian and actor should not (in my humble opinion) have won the award.
Support your artists! It is an extremely important political decision not to show any fragmentation, especially so close to the Oscars. I guess those judging the outcome do not think it is COOL that the Americans gave Dujardin so much credit. I suspect they think he is not sophisticated enough. Well, that is how one adds to the destruction of a vibrant and thriving market. By not supporting their own artist they cast a very negative shadow on their own home grown talent and industry! France is in the process of killing their Fashion Industry in the same way!
The Americans are confident enough in their own industry that they can reward Non-American films without feeling threatened. It is the same psychosis in the Music Industry in France!!!
Good Luck to the Arts in France!!!
Vive la France, because they need it now more than ever!