Friday, March 2, 2012
SPIRIT AWARDS PAY TO BE "THE ARTIST"
(The Universal.com) Santa Monica, California. - The silent film The Artist won four awards Saturday Independent Spirit Awards, leading to films outside the Hollywood studios, including best picture and best director in the prelude to Oscars. The Artist, a black and white film from French writer-director Michel Hazanavicius, also won the Independent Spirit Award for its star, Jean Dujardin, who plays an actor whose career collapsed with the advent of the talkies in the category of best actor, and the best photograph of Guillaume Schiffman. "It is physically tiring, but the energy is so good you really do not feel exhausted," he told reporters Hazanavicius behind the scenes on the current awards season in Hollywood and around the world, told Reuters. About the Academy Awards today, the most important film industry, admitted
to having a bit of "stage fright (...) (An Oscar) is something that we had in our eyes for a long time, so that I can say I am very calm. " "But today, this is also important," said Hazanavicius, pointing at the Independent Spirit Award. This means a lot because he Artist is a small film. It is not expensive, "he said. The closest rival to The Artist in the Independent Spirit Awards was the family drama The Descendants, which took two awards: Best Screenplay (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash) and best actress distribution, for Shailene Woodley. These awards are given by the group Film Independent, based in Los Angeles and nonprofit, and are widely regarded as the major trophies for artistic productions and low budget.