Hugo is itself a big tribute to silent films (the work of Georges Melies) and technical innovations (the ones Melies did/3D).
I think it's a pretty poor tribute to silent films. Especially next to The Artist. (Yeah, I think Hugo is tremendously overrated.)
Temis the Vorta wrote:
Here's an article about the snubs.
Funny, I would have thought J Edgar
would get more attention. That one screams "Oscar bait." Is it lots worse than I've heard?
J. Edgar isn't a very good movie. It's a pretty bland by the numbers bio flick. Nothing particularly interesting or illuminating. And Leo is a big meh in the film.