The Artist Poster

Swiped this Guy Lodge at In Contention - he says that he was certain The Artist would be a major player at this year’s Oscars after he saw it at Cannes — well, a lot of people did, including Dave Karger and Yours Truly.  It’s a no-brainer.  Not only is the film winning on every possible level but it’s being backed by the Weinstein Co. which makes it unstoppable.  This is a movie that will not only draw crowds, make bank and get people talking, but it will also charm the pants right off those AMPAS peeps.

Martha Marcy May Marlene, motion poster

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55 Comments

  1. GL
    August 24, 2011

    Leo’s biggest competition if you ask me. And if he loses to this guy, I would put him together with Bening and Moore as those people who are just not meant for Oscar glory quite yet.

  2. GL
    August 24, 2011

    Leo’s biggest competition if you ask me. And if he loses to this guy, I would put him together with Bening and Moore as those people who are just not meant for Oscar glory quite yet.

  3. menyc
    August 24, 2011

    Since reading about it’s Cannes reception, I’ve been thinking this has real BP nom chances. Can’t wait to see it.

  4. menyc
    August 24, 2011

    Since reading about it’s Cannes reception, I’ve been thinking this has real BP nom chances. Can’t wait to see it.

  5. Gentle Benj
    August 24, 2011

    Perfect poster. I wasn’t sure why the recent Gurus poll included Dujardin among the choices for “surprise Best Actor nominee.” He’s a top-tier competitor from this vantage.

  6. Gentle Benj
    August 24, 2011

    Perfect poster. I wasn’t sure why the recent Gurus poll included Dujardin among the choices for “surprise Best Actor nominee.” He’s a top-tier competitor from this vantage.

  7. TheGhostOfEaster
    August 24, 2011

    Any chance that Dujardin will win?

    I mean… because he’s been building buzz ever since he won the “Best Actor”-trophy at Cannes… just like a surden (then) unknown Austrian actor did a couple of years ago…

    And both of them have/had Harvey Weinstein behind them…

  8. TheGhostOfEaster
    August 24, 2011

    Any chance that Dujardin will win?

    I mean… because he’s been building buzz ever since he won the “Best Actor”-trophy at Cannes… just like a surden (then) unknown Austrian actor did a couple of years ago…

    And both of them have/had Harvey Weinstein behind them…

  9. August 24, 2011

    I want that on my office wall – stat

  10. August 24, 2011

    I want that on my office wall – stat

  11. M&M
    August 24, 2011

    I think “The Artist” has Best Original Screenplay in the bag.

  12. M&M
    August 24, 2011

    I think “The Artist” has Best Original Screenplay in the bag.

  13. AS
    August 24, 2011

    This is crazy. Jean Dujardin as a best actor contender for the Oscars! I remember seeing him as a candidate on French reality TV, sort of like Star Search, in the comedian category. He’s really come a long way.

    Can’t wait for this to come out, it looks so good!

  14. AS
    August 24, 2011

    This is crazy. Jean Dujardin as a best actor contender for the Oscars! I remember seeing him as a candidate on French reality TV, sort of like Star Search, in the comedian category. He’s really come a long way.

    Can’t wait for this to come out, it looks so good!

  15. Kholby
    August 24, 2011

    What a gorgeous poster. Best poster of the year so far.

  16. Kholby
    August 24, 2011

    What a gorgeous poster. Best poster of the year so far.

  17. August 24, 2011

    With DiCaprio and Oldman in two of the most anticipated films of the Oscars race, I think Dujardin should be more than happy if gets nominated. Again, being overdue is one of the keys to win an Oscar, and we all know DiCaprio has been consistently fighting to win one (and playing great roles in a large amount of movies). I don’t need to say anything about Mr. Oldman. It’s his big chance to get recognized by the Academy.

  18. August 24, 2011

    With DiCaprio and Oldman in two of the most anticipated films of the Oscars race, I think Dujardin should be more than happy if gets nominated. Again, being overdue is one of the keys to win an Oscar, and we all know DiCaprio has been consistently fighting to win one (and playing great roles in a large amount of movies). I don’t need to say anything about Mr. Oldman. It’s his big chance to get recognized by the Academy.

  19. Gentle Benj
    August 24, 2011

    Again, being overdue is one of the keys to win an Oscar

    More than half of the acting winners from the last ten years were first-time-nominees, so I’m not sure that’s statistically true.

  20. Gentle Benj
    August 24, 2011

    Again, being overdue is one of the keys to win an Oscar

    More than half of the acting winners from the last ten years were first-time-nominees, so I’m not sure that’s statistically true.

  21. The ghost of easter
    August 24, 2011

    In what universe is DiCaprio overdue? I mean… he’s only 37 and even if he doesn’t win…. he’ll still have a long and promising career in front of him in which he’ll have many more chances…

  22. The ghost of easter
    August 24, 2011

    In what universe is DiCaprio overdue? I mean… he’s only 37 and even if he doesn’t win…. he’ll still have a long and promising career in front of him in which he’ll have many more chances…

  23. Sonja
    August 24, 2011

    This is one of the best movie posters I’ve EVER seen.

  24. Sonja
    August 24, 2011

    This is one of the best movie posters I’ve EVER seen.

  25. August 24, 2011

    @The ghost of easter, I’m not referring to being overdue when it comes to awards, but more specifically to nominations. I know he is still young, but his performances in both Revolutionary Road and Shutter Island shouldn’t have been overlooked the way they were (specially in Raimi’s film).
    Anyway, I’m not complaining, coz I would love to see Oldman winning the award.

  26. August 24, 2011

    @The ghost of easter, I’m not referring to being overdue when it comes to awards, but more specifically to nominations. I know he is still young, but his performances in both Revolutionary Road and Shutter Island shouldn’t have been overlooked the way they were (specially in Raimi’s film).
    Anyway, I’m not complaining, coz I would love to see Oldman winning the award.

  27. Paul
    August 24, 2011

    Sam Raimi didnt direct either of those movies. I think you meant Sam Mendes

  28. Paul
    August 24, 2011

    Sam Raimi didnt direct either of those movies. I think you meant Sam Mendes

  29. Ryman
    August 24, 2011

    Hopefully not another undeserving Weinstein film that takes over the Oscars. I can see this film already getting a nomination for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay though. I will have to see the film myself to see if it holds up. I must say, I can only say that the only good stuff Weinstein has ever produced that I have seen are Tarantino and Kevin Smith movies. Everything else he’s produced I never really seemed to like compared to what his films were up against those years. yes I’m still pissed about The King’s Speech. Should’ve just been an HBO drama and NOTHING ELSE.

  30. Ryman
    August 24, 2011

    Hopefully not another undeserving Weinstein film that takes over the Oscars. I can see this film already getting a nomination for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay though. I will have to see the film myself to see if it holds up. I must say, I can only say that the only good stuff Weinstein has ever produced that I have seen are Tarantino and Kevin Smith movies. Everything else he’s produced I never really seemed to like compared to what his films were up against those years. yes I’m still pissed about The King’s Speech. Should’ve just been an HBO drama and NOTHING ELSE.

  31. Vlomloor
    August 24, 2011

    I love this poster, it’s so classy and the movie seems so cool. I love silent films, too. So, I’m eager to watch The Artist.

  32. Vlomloor
    August 24, 2011

    I love this poster, it’s so classy and the movie seems so cool. I love silent films, too. So, I’m eager to watch The Artist.

  33. menyc
    August 24, 2011

    I watched both oss117 films last week. They aren’t very funny but DuJardin is crazy charming (but for the real hotness: “Pomme D’amour” Damn.

    I’m still thinking people are going to go batsh*t over this one. Amelie-style. I’ve been way wrong many times before. Valhalla Rising was not the feel good film of the year. I kid.

  34. menyc
    August 24, 2011

    I watched both oss117 films last week. They aren’t very funny but DuJardin is crazy charming (but for the real hotness: “Pomme D’amour” Damn.

    I’m still thinking people are going to go batsh*t over this one. Amelie-style. I’ve been way wrong many times before. Valhalla Rising was not the feel good film of the year. I kid.

  35. Tero Heikkinen
    August 24, 2011

    This is a wonderful poster, and I think it will get nominations, but 4 tops.

    As we know, The Artist is from France, but excluded from Foreign Language Film (being in English/silent). Le Havre being IN French, but a Finnish submission – If anyone is interested in the trailer (with English subtitles), here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCmbiyE99c

  36. Tero Heikkinen
    August 24, 2011

    This is a wonderful poster, and I think it will get nominations, but 4 tops.

    As we know, The Artist is from France, but excluded from Foreign Language Film (being in English/silent). Le Havre being IN French, but a Finnish submission – If anyone is interested in the trailer (with English subtitles), here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCmbiyE99c

  37. chrisw
    August 24, 2011

    I think Gosling is going to be nominated at the end as well with Dujardin. But for what? From all that I’ve been hearing these two are sure things along with Oldman. I wonder who the other two actors will be…

  38. chrisw
    August 24, 2011

    I think Gosling is going to be nominated at the end as well with Dujardin. But for what? From all that I’ve been hearing these two are sure things along with Oldman. I wonder who the other two actors will be…

  39. Grisha
    August 25, 2011

    I agree with this article. Saw the film on Moscow Film Festival – it’s amazing (alongside with Melancholia the best movie of the year so far) and it will be nominated for sure 4 the BP, also for art-decor, music and probably actor. It’s a kind of a movie that is so different to others. every second of it is a pure magic.

  40. Grisha
    August 25, 2011

    I agree with this article. Saw the film on Moscow Film Festival – it’s amazing (alongside with Melancholia the best movie of the year so far) and it will be nominated for sure 4 the BP, also for art-decor, music and probably actor. It’s a kind of a movie that is so different to others. every second of it is a pure magic.

  41. Bill_the_Bear
    August 25, 2011

    I was fortunate enough to see this last weekend at the Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal, where it had its North American première. It’s quite well done.

    I can see it getting a Best Picture nomination; I also think that Jean Dujardin deserves a Best Actor nomination…and I’d also say it deserves a Best Original Score nomination.

  42. Bill_the_Bear
    August 25, 2011

    I was fortunate enough to see this last weekend at the Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal, where it had its North American première. It’s quite well done.

    I can see it getting a Best Picture nomination; I also think that Jean Dujardin deserves a Best Actor nomination…and I’d also say it deserves a Best Original Score nomination.

  43. Gentle Benj
    August 25, 2011

    If this is TWC’s varsity starter, eight nominations should be within reach:

    Best Picture
    Best Actor
    Best Directing
    Best Original Screenplay
    Best Art Direction
    Best Cinematography
    Best Costume Design
    Best Original Score

    Maybe Makeup too, I dunno.

  44. Gentle Benj
    August 25, 2011

    If this is TWC’s varsity starter, eight nominations should be within reach:

    Best Picture
    Best Actor
    Best Directing
    Best Original Screenplay
    Best Art Direction
    Best Cinematography
    Best Costume Design
    Best Original Score

    Maybe Makeup too, I dunno.

  45. Sato
    August 25, 2011

    This what a poster should look like…

  46. Sato
    August 25, 2011

    This what a poster should look like…

  47. chrisw
    August 25, 2011

    It’s playing at the New York Film Festival, correct?

  48. chrisw
    August 25, 2011

    It’s playing at the New York Film Festival, correct?

  49. TheGhostOfEaster
    August 25, 2011

    @nowseed My misunderstanding… thank you for clarifying…

    @Gentle Benj, Completely agree…

  50. TheGhostOfEaster
    August 25, 2011

    @nowseed My misunderstanding… thank you for clarifying…

    @Gentle Benj, Completely agree…

  51. Gentle Benj
    August 25, 2011

    Hell, Film Editing, too. From the looks of the international trailer, they have done a fantastic job mimicking the rhythm of silent-era film cuts.

  52. Gentle Benj
    August 25, 2011

    Hell, Film Editing, too. From the looks of the international trailer, they have done a fantastic job mimicking the rhythm of silent-era film cuts.

  53. The ghost of easter
    August 25, 2011

    @Gentle Benj
    I am starting to doubt if it will be eligable for Best Original Score…. because it’s kind of unclear to me if they composed a new score for the film…. or if they borrowed the music from other silent films….

  54. The ghost of easter
    August 25, 2011

    @Gentle Benj
    I am starting to doubt if it will be eligable for Best Original Score…. because it’s kind of unclear to me if they composed a new score for the film…. or if they borrowed the music from other silent films….

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