Based on media hype, the big winners were Clint Eastwood and Ray Charles and the big loser was Martin Scorsese.
What most mainstream critics fail to remember is the collaboration between Scorsese, Eastwood and Ray Charles for a PBS Special titled
"Martin Scorese presents THE BLUES."
This PBS special featured a fun interview between Eastwood and his "Bar Room Buddie," Ray Charles.
Have you ever heard their duet?
Check out this web page http://www.clinteastwood.net/welcome.html and download "Barroom Buddies" free of charge.
Ray is great, but Clint better keep his day job.