Tonight during the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony Thomas Langmann (Producer) has just won an Oscar® for Best Motion Picture of the Year for the film The Artist.
The Artist tells the tale of the rising star juxtaposed to that of the movie idol, during the few years when silent films faded into history and sound films came into dominance. The Artist is well told story of the biggest change in the film industry and is a self-proclaimed love letter to cinema from French filmmaker Director Michel Hazanavicius.
For more information about silent films, check out SilentHollywood.com.
Other Nominees were:
- Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers for The Descendants
- Scott Rudin, Producer for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
- Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers for Hugo
- Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, and Michael Bamathan, Producers for The Help
- Letty Aronson and Steven Tenenbaum, Producers for Midnight in Paris
- Michael De Luca, Rachael Horowitz and Brad Pitt, Producers for Moneyball
- Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill, Producers for The Tree of Life
- Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers for War Horse
This is Thomas Langmann’s first Academy Award® win and nomination.
The Academy Awards® hosted by Billy Crystal is telecasted around the world live from the Hollywood and Highland Center from Hollywood, California into over two hundred countries.
Check back here for a recap of the entire Academy Awards® ceremony including the winners and the fashion from the night.
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones & no texting, please don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged. And please don’t come to the movies ill, and please return when you are well!
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work on SilentHollywood.com