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'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

LOS ANGELES — "The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

Among other prizes for the black-and-white comic melodrama were best actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius.

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From left, Michel Hazanavicius with the award for best director for "The Artist, Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin with the award for best actor in a leading role for "The Artist" at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy...


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