Actress, Joan Collins spilled the beans that “The Artist” is going to win Best Picture at the Oscars this year. When asked about her Oscar predictions she said,
Oh, yes, but I’m not going to tell you.”
She then quickly added her little pearl of information,
“I’m a voter, so I’m not allowed to say. But I think it’s called ‘The Artist.’”
The Los Angeles Times took old school Academy members to task for their lack of diversity highlighting the advanced age and lack of diversity among Academy members. Oscar voters are 94 percent white, 77 percent male and have a median age of 62. Based on that make-up, conventional wisdom is that “The Artist” — a silent and black and white film about an aging silent movie star pushed aside by the advent of talkies — will take home many awards on Sunday night, including Best Picture.