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The Artist

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Original title
The Artist
Running time
100 min.
France France
Michel Hazanavicius
Ludovic Bource (Silent Movie)
Guillaume Schiffman (B&W)
Co-production France-Belgium-United States;
Wild Bunch, La Petite Reine, Studio 37, La Classe Américaine, JD Prod, France 3 Cinéma, Jouror Production, uFilms
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Melodrama. Film In Film. 1920s. 1930s. The Great Depression. Silent Film
Hollywood, year 1927. George Valentin is a very successful silent movie star. The arrival of talking pictures will mark the end of his career. Peppy Miller, a young woman extra, becomes a major movie star.
Rankings Position
2011: 5 Academy Awards: Best Film, Director, Actor, OST, Costume. 10 nom.
2011: 3 Golden Globes: Best Movie Comedy/Musical, Actor (Dujardin), OST. 6 nom.
2011: 7 BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay. 12 nom.
2011: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Jean Dujardin)
2011: NBR (National Board of Review): Top Ten Films of the Year
2011: 6 Cesar Awards, including Best Film and Director. 10 nominations
2011: Critics Choice Awards: 4 awards including Best Film. 11 nominations
2011: New York Film Critic Circle: Best Film and Best Director. 3 Nominations
2011: European Film Awards: Best OST. 4 nominations
2011: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film, Director, Actor & Cinematography. 5 nominations
2011: San Sebastián Film Festival: Audience Award
2011: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2011: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor (Dujardin). 3 Nominations
2011: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2011: David Di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best European Union Film
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Screenplay. 5 Nominations
2011: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 2 Awards, incl. Best Film. 3 Nominations
2011: WAFCA Awards: Best Film
2011: Hamptons International Film Festival: Best Film (Audience Award)
2011: Satellite Awards: Best Art Direction. 6 nominations, including Best Picture
2011: Goya Awards: Best European Film
2012: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award (Best European Film)
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