That's something that could be predicted - the troubled Roman Polanski, now kept in house arrest in Switzerland gets the Best Director Silver Bear for "The Ghost Writer." Perhaps the film is really deserving, but still looks strictly political - they just had to comfort the poor guy. It reminds me of Peter Jackson winning it all at Oscars only after he completed his trilogy - cause it was too much work to ignore. Or when Scorsese received his Oscar share for "Departed" - he had made much more Oscar-deserving films in the past, but now they gave it to him just because they couldn't put it off any longer, not because of the film... Read more about Berlin festival here.
Also check out the "Ghost Writer" trailer