Following today's Oscar nominations, Dan Martin identifies ten key trends from the news.
Hollywood Regards Hollywood
This is the year when the film industry, with its saggy box offices and still reeling from last week’s PIPA wars, gives itself a pat on the back. Both of this year’s most formidable frontrunners are romantic celebrations of film-making itself. The Artist is an endlessly sentimental love note to the age of the silent movie, which Scorsese’s Hugo tells the fantastical tale of a young Parisian orphan and his friendship with a forgotten and disillusioned film-maker.