Comment on: Dujardin, Davis, The Help among big SAG winners
Jean Dujardin deserves to win the Lead Actor Oscar for his stunning performance in The Artist. Dujardin give a masterclass in how to act in a silent film with subtlety and wit. His magnetism lights up the screen and leaves the rest of the chattering Oscar contenders behind. Plus, Dujardin definitely does have 'It'!
Patsy Ledger - BAFTA The Artist has been scooping up the prizes, and deservedly so, for its wit, charm, inventiveness and sheer bravura. Lead actor Jean Dujardin is remarkable as the dashing Douglas Fairbanks senior lookalike, and Ludovic Bource's delightful music sets the 20's Hollywood mood perfectly. And as for the dog Uggi....a genius! Bravo! to the French production team for their tenacity in getting this joyous, silent, black and white film made at all. Lots of personal money went into the pot I know. Congratulations to Harvey Weinstein for falling in love with this jewel of a film , AND buying the global rights. Mind you, with sub-titles the film can go anywhere - from Malawi to Minnesota. But the action speaks louder than words. Oscars all round! Patsy Ledger - BAFTA