An entire network, a possible Oscar fave and Muppets get the shaft
Winner: The Weinstein Company
Remember when the Weinsteins, freshly cut free from Disney and their Miramax brand, pushed out stinkers like "The Matador" and "Derailed"? With the unexpected critical and commercial success of silent, black-and-white "The Artist" (which snagged six of The Weinstein Company's 12 Golden Globe nods), it seems Bob and Harvey Weinstein are continuing what's become an impressive winning streak, following up on last year's "The King's Speech," 2009's "Inglourious Basterds" and 2008's "The Reader." With "My Weekend with Marilyn" likely to earn Michelle Williams not only a nod but possibly an Oscar win, it seems the Weinsteins don't need no stinkin' Miramax brand after all.