Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
Won: Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Dujardin), Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Picture - Original Score, 2012 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Bejo), Best Writing - Original Screenplay, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Art Direction, 2012 Academy Awards; Palme d'Or, 2011 Academy Awards
It's a rocket to the moon fueled by unadulterated joy and pure imagination. -- Colin Covert, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE