by Tracey Chandler, contributing blogger
Juan José Campanella, the Argentine director that won an Oscar this year for Best Foreign Film with “El Secreto de sus Ojos” (The Secret of their Eyes) is now part of the Academy of Motion Pictures and can now therefore vote for other films that he believes to be worthy of an Oscar.
This is a huge step forward for the credibility and artistic integrity of cinema in Argentina and something that has filled the Argentine director with a great deal of pride.
In addition to Campanella, U2´s Bono was also invited by the Academy of Motion Pictures´ board and the right to vote will be celebrated officially by the Academy in September with a gala to be held in Beverly Hill. It promises to be a very glamorous and glorious event to say the least.