February 27, 2012 / 4:44 AM / in 6 years

"The Artist" wins Oscar for best picture

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French silent movie “The Artist” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday.

“The Artist,” filmed in black and white, is the tale of a silent movie star whose career plummets when he refuses to embrace the advent of talkies in the late 1920s.

The film is directed by Michel Hazanavicius and stars Frenchman Jean Dujardin.

Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Sandra Maler

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