Michel Hazanavicius

Will there be a split this year like there was in 2005 when Ang Lee won for Brokeback Mountain and Crash won Best Picture? Or 2002 when Roman Polanski won for The Pianist and Chicago won Best Picture? Or how about 2000 when Steven Soderbergh won for Traffic but Gladiator won Best Picture? Watch the video to find out!


Directed by French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist may look like an art film, but it’s anything but. It’s a good, old-fashioned, formulaic, Hollywood romantic comedy rise-and-fall story told with a modern sensibility and easily accessible by mainstream audiences.