The Artist, winner of three Golden Globes, received ten nominations for both the Oscars and the Césars. Michel Hazanavicius was nominated for writing the original screenplay, directing, and co-editing the film. This black and white film with no dialogue is set in Hollywood before the advent of talkies. It pairs Jean Dujardin in the role of a declining actor with Bérénice Bejo, who plays a rising actress. Both of the principal players were nominated for Academy Awards, Dujardin for actor in a leading role and Bejo for supporting actress.
Other Oscar nominees for The Artist include Thomas Langmann, producer for best picture, Guillaume Schiffman for cinematography, Anne-Sophie Bion for film co-editing, and Ludovic Bource for original score.
Une Vie De Chat (A Cat In Paris), showcasing the work of Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, was nominated for animated feature film. It’s an exciting mystery solved by a young Parisian girl who follows her cat during the course of a single evening. It also received a César nomination for best animated film.
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