SAG Awards 2012 - Nominees react

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, December 14, 2011

7 of 8: Berenice Bejo was nominated for a 2012 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance as actress Peppy Miller in the silent film 'The Artist.' The movie received three nods, including one for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

'I am so proud and honored to be nominated by the Screen Actors Guild!' Bejo, a native of Argentina, said in a statement. 'This is all so new and exciting and was thrilled 'The Artist' was nominated for Best Ensemble. I can't imagine anything better than being nominated along with my cast mates: Jean, John, James, Penelope, Missi and of course Uggie.'

Uggie is a Jack Russell terrier who belongs to main character George Valentin, an actor. The dog also starred in the 2011 film 'Water For Elephants.'

'The Artist' is a silent, black and white film that depicts the lives of a declining actor named George Valentin, played by Jean Dujardin, 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. Missi Pyle plays another actress named Constance and John Goodman stars as producer Al Zimmer.

(Pictured: Berenice Bejo appears in a scene from the 2011 movie 'The Artist.') (The Weinstein Company)