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Berenice Bejo was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role as in the silent film 'The Artist,' which received a total of six nods, including one for Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical.
'A Golden Globe nomination is unbelievable!' Bejo, a native of Argentina, said in a statement. 'I am so happy, and am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and to audiences across America, for their support of 'The Artist.'
'The Artist' is a silent, black and white film that depicts the lives of declining actor George Valentin, played by Jean Dujarin, and a rising actress named Peppy Miller, portrayed by 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.
(Pictured: Berenice Bejo appears in a promotional photo for the 2011 movie 'The Artist.')
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