i thought this was one of the best films i have ever seen. the story was multi-layerd --and a fantastic tribute to the French father of cinema's side effect--very touching and moving on so many levels. The 3-D was absolutely incredible!!! The I think it should win for BEST PIC but to be fair i haven't seen all 9 films--anyway the lobbying of the Weinstein corp will ensure that THE ARTIST will probably definitely win. . .take it all for what its worth. Martin Scorcese's HUGO is a beautiful and personal movie capturing THE MAGIC OF MOVIES AT ITS FINEST.