Hazanavicius wins Oscar for `The Artist’

February 27th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Michel Hazanavicius’ French silent black and white film “The Artist” won him a best directing Oscar here.

The movie, set in 1927, is about a silent movie star George Valentin who fears whether the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion.

It pipped other nominees in the category — Alexander Payne (”The Descendants”), Martin Scorsese (”Hugo”), Woody Allen (”Midnight in Paris”) and Terrence Malick (”The Tree Of Life”).

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