France goes for ‘The Social Network’
The Cesar Awards, France’s version of the Oscars, selected The Social Network as the Best Foreign Film, over contenders from everywhere outside France including England with The King’s Speech (only films from inside France can win Best Picture). After picking up annual awards in France, Italy, Britain, and just about everywhere else, it seems that what some have limited as a uniquely modern American film full of unlikeable American kids is being seen the world over for the great work of art it is. Unfortunately, the odds are high that tonight’s Academy Awards here in the states will not get it right.
Other notable winners include Roman Polanski as Best Director for The Ghost Writer, a Best Film pickup for the wonderful French picture Of Gods and Men, and an honorary award for Quentin Tarantino.