The Artist won the coveted Best Picture Oscar.
Here's the trailer:
The nominees were:
Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
Midnight in Paris
Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
The Tree of Life
Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill, Producers
Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Thomas Langmann, Producer
Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Scott Rudin, Producer
Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
Here's the Twitter reaction:
If The Artist winning Best Picture gets more people to go see it, then it has served a purpose. But, this is the wrong pick.
WOW!!! The Artist Best Motion Picture of 2012! It's true Welcome Back Silent Film!
Yay! The Artist wins the Award for the best picture. A silent film that left me speechless!
And the award for best picture goes to...The Artist! I guess this is another movie that I have to add to my must-see list!
I'd write a joke about The Artist winning Best Picture, but it would just be redundant
The Artist is Best Picture?!? BOOOOOOOOOOO. Disagree. Goodnight.
Essentially a flip book won 5 oscars. Including best picture. Really!?
Wow. The Artist! What an achievement for a silent film to win best picture in this day and age
So The Artist wins Best Picture... Shocker! Lol, not. I couldn't sit through it though I'm afraid. Just not my type of thing.
Hurray for The Artist for Best Picture! Now I have to go see it 🙂
& Afterall, 'The Artist' evening. Congrats for Best Picture
thank god Hugo didn't win best picture.
Well it's finally over with that anti-climatic win for best picture. Ugh, out of 9?
Thank you Academy for at least getting the main one right. The Artist wins the Best Picture award.
they used the soundtrack of Moneyball to announce best Picture nominees and did it win? NOO pffft
Best Picture goes to the one movie I'll probably never watch. I don't do silent films
I don't think "The Artist" deserved "Best Picture"