Oscars show love for George Clooney and Woody Allen, while 'Harry Potter' and dark themes get the shaft
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Winner: The Weinstein Company
With a movie that's not only silent and black and white, but has only earned $12.1 million domestically, "The Artist" was by no means a shoo-in for nomination domination. And yet the film scooped up 10 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Harvey and Bob Weinstein surely have to take a big chunk of the credit for not only having faith in this little engine that could, but knowing exactly how to push it to Academy voters.