The Artist (2011): Articles


Uggie: 'The Artist' Scene-Stealing Dog Star Remembered

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, he had been […]


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Uggie: 'The Artist' Scene-Stealing Dog Star Remembered



Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor + Nicolas Sarkozy Letter Kept Secret During Oscar Race

Harvey Weinstein: Legion d'Honneur Chevalier nominated by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Oscar race secret: Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor 'nomination' Below is a letter (dated July 22, '11) French president Nicolas Sarkozy wrote to The Weinstein Company's cochairman Harvey Weinstein, who has been inducted as a chevalier into France's Légion […]


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Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor + Nicolas Sarkozy Letter Kept Secret During Oscar Race



Jean Dujardin 'The Players' World Trade Center 9/11 Joke Censored?

Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche: 'Scandalous' 'The Players / Les infidèles' posters and 9/11 joke removed. Jean Dujardin purported 'little secret': World Trade Center 9/11 joke removed from sex comedy 'The Players' “Jean Dujardin, already Oscared, can now breathe again: his little secret was kept to the very end,” writes […]


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Jean Dujardin 'The Players' World Trade Center 9/11 Joke Censored?



Jean Dujardin Makes Oscar History

Jean Dujardin Jean Dujardin made film-award history after he won the 2012 Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as a fading silent film matinee idol in Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. But before I proceed, I must say that those who compare Dujardin with former Best Actor Oscar winner Roberto […]


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Jean Dujardin Makes Oscar History



Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo + 'The Artist' Makes Oscar History

'The Artist': Best Picture winner makes history. Best Picture winner 'The Artist': Two 'First Times' in Oscar history Pictured above are several cast members of Best Picture winner The Artist – Uggie, Jean Dujardin, James Cromwell, Bérénice Bejo, Penelope Ann Miller, and Missi Pyle – in addition to director-writer Michel […]


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Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo + 'The Artist' Makes Oscar History



Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah […]


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Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis



Spirit Awards: Jean Dujardin Wins + Jessica Chastain & Sarah Paulson

Jean Dujardin, Uggie the Dog in Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist It's awards season. Your movie has been winning tons of trophies on two continents. What to do? After arriving in Los Angeles, make sure you get a police escort for your next awards ceremony. According to indieWIRE's Anne Thompson, that's […]


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Spirit Awards: Jean Dujardin Wins + Jessica Chastain & Sarah Paulson



César Awards: 'The Artist' Wins + Jean Dujardin Loses & Kate Winslet Honored

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, The Artist Jean Dujardin can't win 'em all. For his (in my humble opinion brilliant) performance as a fading silent film star in Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, he was voted Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, the British Academy Awards, the SAG Awards, the Golden […]


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César Awards: 'The Artist' Wins + Jean Dujardin Loses & Kate Winslet Honored



Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, The Artist In the Oscar 2012 Best Actor category, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt are dark horses for, respectively, their performances in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Chris Weitz's A Better Life, and Bennett Miller's Moneyball. That leaves George Clooney, who plays […]


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Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?

Jean Dujardin, Uggie the dog, The Artist Our prediction for the Best Picture Academy Award: Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Why The Artist? No, not because of some sociohistorical/psychological significance that various pundits have ascribed to the Hazanavicius' movie and its effect on members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?



Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies

The Artist with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) * The Descendants Kevin Tent, A.C.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. Moneyball Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. War Horse Michael Kahn, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR […]


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Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies



Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


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Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress



Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards

Amber Heard: SAG Awards. 'Zombieland' actress Amber Heard: SAG Awards Actress Amber Heard, whose credits include Zombieland, Patrick Lussier's Nicolas Cage action flick Drive Angry, and the Johnny Depp box office disappointment The Rum Diary, is pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Red Carpet outside Los Angeles' […]


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Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards



Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady Three actresses are shoo-ins for the 2012 Academy Awards' Best Actress shortlist: Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis



Bérénice Bejo & Omar Sy: Prix Lumières

Omar Sy, Maïwenn BEST FILM L'Apollonide - Souvenirs de la maison close / House of Tolerance by Bertrand BONELLO * The Artist by Michel HAZANAVICIUS L'Exercice de l'État by Pierre SCHOELLER Le Havre by Aki KAURISMAKI The Intouchables / The Intouchables by Eric TOLEDANO, Olivier NAKACHE BEST DIRECTOR Bertrand BONELLO […]


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Bérénice Bejo & Omar Sy: Prix Lumières



Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo + Jean Dujardin: Golden Globes History Made Despite Kim Novak

Michel Hazanavicius and wife Bérénice Bejo: Making Golden Globes history. Michel Hazanavicius and wife Bérénice Bejo: 'The Artist' achieves unique Golden Globes feat Michel Hazanavicius and wife Bérénice Bejo accept the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for the comedy-drama The Artist – a Franco-Belgian co-production […]


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Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo + Jean Dujardin: Golden Globes History Made Despite Kim Novak



Golden Globes Best Picture Comedy or Musical Winner Prediction: A Silent Movie

Golden Globes predictions 2012: Best Picture - Comedy or Musical 'The Artist' (image: Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo in 'The Artist') (See previous post: “Golden Globes 2012 Best Picture - Drama Winner Prediction.”) Jonathan Levine's 50/50, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, and Simon […]


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Golden Globes Best Picture Comedy or Musical Winner Prediction: A Silent Movie



Woody Allen & Martin Scorsese DGA Award Nominations + Cute Dog to Get BAFTA Nod?

The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius (right) is the only first-timer among the five nominated directors for the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards. Hazanavicius' competition consists of Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alexander Payne for The Descendants and Martin Scorsese for […]


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Woody Allen & Martin Scorsese DGA Award Nominations + Cute Dog to Get BAFTA Nod?



Meryl Streep & Michelle Williams: Honorary Golden Bear & More Critics Awards

Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Take This Waltz With four nominations, Michel Hazanavicius' silent comedy-drama The Artist is the top nominee in the international categories of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's 2011 Awards. (See further below the full list of Vancouver Film Critics nominations.) Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, The […]


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Meryl Streep & Michelle Williams: Honorary Golden Bear & More Critics Awards



Film Critics Awards: Jessica Chastain & Korean Surprise + Michael Bay Bomb & Cosmic Consciousness

I Saw the Devil with Lee Byung-hun. Released in August 2010 in South Korea, Kim Jee-woon's psychological action thriller I Saw the Devil stars Blue Dragon Award nominee Lee Byung-hun as a National Intelligence Service agent out to avenge the gory death of his fiancée. Written by Kim and Park […]


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Film Critics Awards: Jessica Chastain & Korean Surprise + Michael Bay Bomb & Cosmic Consciousness



Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win

Tabloid with Joyce McKinney. The Detroit Film Critics Society's surprising Best Documentary pick, Errol Morris' Tabloid, offers a glimpse into “The Case of the Manacled Mormon” a.k.a. “The Mormon Sex in Chains Case.” Long before the Internet, the British yellow press and their voracious readers enjoyed collective orgasms that lasted […]


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Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win



'The Artist' & Bérénice Bejo + Multiple Surprises: From Michael Shannon to Brit Marling

The Artist with Bérénice Bejo and Malcolm McDowell. Alexander Payne's The Descendants and The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius' homage to Hollywood's silent era, are the clear Best Film favorites this awards season. The Artist's leading lady Bérénice Bejo, however, hasn't been receiving that much recognition from U.S. film critics groups; the St. Louis […]


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'The Artist' & Bérénice Bejo + Multiple Surprises: From Michael Shannon to Brit Marling



Awards Season: George Clooney Clear Favorite + Pope Movie Satire Tops 'Cahiers du Cinéma'

The Descendants with George Clooney and Shailene Woodley. Since the late 1990s, Alexander Payne has been hopping around the United States, making movies about white, presumably heterosexual, middle-aged (or middle-ageish) American men and their problems: Matthew Broderick in the Nebraska-set Election (1999), Jack Nicholson in the Nebraska-set About Schmidt (2002), […]


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Awards Season: George Clooney Clear Favorite + Pope Movie Satire Tops 'Cahiers du Cinéma'



Thanksgiving Families for All Tastes: Some Much More Popular Than Others

The Muppets with Amy Adams. One would think that James Bobin's The Muppets is the sort of ideal flick to come out during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Yet the “family movie” that has become one of the year's biggest blockbusters – not only in the U.S. but also internationally […]


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Thanksgiving Families for All Tastes: Some Much More Popular Than Others



Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks

Best Cast winner Bridesmaids with Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Early this awards season, two female-centered hit movies topped the Best Cast category: the National Board of Review's choice was Tate Taylor's socially conscious The Help, toplining Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica […]


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Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks



EFA: Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker

Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst. The European Film Academy (EFA) Awards' Best Film winner, Melancholia tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) as one of them is about to get married and a fast-approaching small planet is about to collide with the Earth. Melancholia became the third Lars […]


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EFA: Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker



Meryl Streep Breaks New York Critics Record

Meryl Streep, Anthony Head in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady The most curious thing about Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist winning the New York Film Critics Circle's Best Film and Best Director awards is that 85 years ago this “innovative” work would have had little-to-no novelty value. It's in black and […]


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Meryl Streep Breaks New York Critics Record



John Travolta & Wife Kelly Preston, Kim Wayans & Stormtroopers: Honorary Oscars

John Travolta & wife Kelly Preston: Governors Awards Red Carpet. John Travolta & wife Kelly Preston: Governors Awards John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are seen arriving at the 2011 Governors Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ceremony was held in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & […]


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John Travolta & Wife Kelly Preston, Kim Wayans & Stormtroopers: Honorary Oscars