The buzz surrounding The Artist has not ceased, and now the silent romance film starring Argentinean actress Bérénice Bejo was named one of the best films of the year!
According to EW, the National Board of Review included The Artist among the top 10 films this year.
What’s great about the announcement made yesterday is that the films the National Board of Review pick almost always go on to get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars!
The Artist, which was directed by Bejo’s husband, French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, centers on a Hollywood star named George Valentin (played by Jean Dujardin) who dreads the day when talkies will replace silent films. That inevitable day will pull the plug on his career. In the film, Bejo plays Peppy Miller, a rising star and Dujardin’s love interest.
Bejo’s name has been dropped by several Oscar critics for her performance in the film – and we’ve already declared the gorgeous actress as the next Latina Oscar winner. How does she feel about the possibility? In an interview with Movie Fone, Bejo was asked if she’s given thought about what it would be like to get nominated for Best Supporting Actress. “Whatever happens – no nomination, Oscar, whatever – it’s all good already,” she said. “We feel very honored.”
In other news, Awards Daily is reporting that The Artist also received a Best Picture nomination from the Golden Satellites, which was also announced yesterday.