Well, the accolades just keep piling up for “The Artist”! The London Film Critics Circle(not to be confused with BAFTA!) just named “The Artist” as Best Picture of the Year and Best Actor Jean Dujardin for “The Artist.” Michel Hazanviscius was named Best Director and Meryl Streep tied with Anne Paquin of the barely distributed “Margaret” for Best Actress!
Kenneth Branagh won Best Supporting Actor for “My Week with Marilyn” and Sareh Bayat of “A Separation” won Best Supporting Actress for the Iranian Film “A Separation” which keeps piling up the kudos.
Now THAT would be a real surprise and a possible game changer if Bayat ended up in Best Supporting, out of nowhere, but in an acclaimed film, which is probably going to win “Best Foreign Film” like it did at the Globes and the Broadcast Film Critics.
You can read all about it at www.indiewire.com
And that one more BIG Best Actor Award for the charming Dujardin. Could this pre-sage his winning BAFTA, too? Stay tuned!