I guess I don't have much of a future as a member of the Academy. I've seen "Moneyball", "The Help", "The Descendants", and "The Artist", and of the four "The Artist" was in my view the weakest. My choice would have been "The Descendants", but what do I know?
By the way, the #1 movie this weekend was "Act of Valor", starring actual Navy SEALs. Hollywood, take note.