French silent film The Artist tops Golden Globes nominations
French director Michel Hazanavicius’s silent movie The Artist topped nominations Thursday for the US’s Golden Globes Awards with six nominations. It has been nominated for categories including best comedy or music film, best comedy or music actor, best supporting actress, and best director.
The Artist, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, has been a surprise hit at festivals and in cinemas, despite being a silent move in black and white.
It was nominated for best film and best director by the New York Film Critics Circle two weeks ago.
Dujardin, a well-known comic actor in France, won best actor award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered.
The film, which had a mixed cast and crew of both French and US nationality, was made in Los Angeles and is a love story set against the background of the replacement of silent cinema by the talkies.
Other results included:
The Help won the most nominations – four - on Wednesday for the Screen Actors’ Guild awards, which along with the Globes are seen as a key indicator to success in the Oscars.