Golden Globe Awards: 'The Artist' wins Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
"The Artist," a black and white, silent film starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical on Sunday, January 15.
The movie, by director Michel Hazanavicius, beat "50/50," "Midnight In Paris," "Bridesmaids" and "My Week With Marilyn."
"The Artist" depicts the lives of a veteran actor named George Valentin, played by Jean Dujardin, and a rising actress named Peppy Miller, portrayed by Berenice Bejo, in Hollywood in the late 1920s. Around that time, silent films began to be phased out and were soon replaced by 'talkies,' or movies with dialogue.
James Cromwell plays Valentin's driver, Clifton, while Penelope Ann Miller portrays the silent film actor's wife, Doris. The movie also stars John Goodman as producer Al Zimmer. Another star of the movie is Uggie, a Jack Russell terrier.
"The Artist" was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards, including individual acting nods for Bejo and Dujardin, who took home the prize for Best Actor - Comedy Musical.