Between Hugo and The Artist, those two flicks swept every category at the Oscars! Ok, not literally but basically, you know what I mean!
The Artist was the big winner, director Michel Hazanavicius and the films producer accepted the award along with the rest of the cast who seemed genuinely thrilled that their black-and-white silent film won the top award of the night.
“The Artist” celebrates the early days of Hollywood with Jean Dujardin playing a silent film star and Berenice Bejo as an ordinary girl who becomes a silent film sensation. No wonder the academy loved this film - the academy really loves movies about movies.
The film beat out other great flicks that included, “The Descendants,” “Hugo,” “The Help,” “Moneyball,” “War Horse,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “The Tree of Life.”
The Artist won five Academy Awards today and became the first silent film to win the top honors since the first Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.
“I am the happiest director in the world,” says Havanavicius and thanked their investor, “I also want to thank the financier, the crazy person who put money in the movie.”