'The Artist' Wins Producers' Award for Best Film
JAN 22, 2012 - The Producers Guild of America named The Artist as its Best Picture last Saturday night, confirming the black-and-white film's status as an Oscar front-runner in the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning.
The PGA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have agreed on best picture winners the last four years.
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist is a tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age, telling the story of the intersecting fates of silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and plucky song-and-dance gal Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) at the dawn of the talkies. Since making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year, the movie has been collecting accolades and acclaim.
Steven Spielberg's 3D performance capture film The Adventures of Tintin, won in the PGA's Animated Film category. It also won a Golden Globe. Spielberg accepted the statuette with his producing partner Kathleen Kennedy at the Beverly Hilton. For the full list of winners, click here.