“The Artist,” a silent black-and- white movie about an actor past his peak, scooped seven prizes including best picture, director and actor at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas. Oscar victory may be next.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.
“The Artist,” Weinstein Co.’s silent, black-and-white film about an actor with the transition to talkies, was nominated for six Golden Globe awards as Hollywood prepares to honor its best work of the year.
The Charlie Rose Oscar Special featuring: filmmakers Agnieszka Holland, Alexander Payne, Wim Wenders and Michel Hazanavicius and actors Viola Davis, Berenice Bejo, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara. (Source: Bloomberg)