27 February 2012 9:50 AM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

The silent film spoke the loudest in last night’s 2012 Academy Awards as The Artist won Best Picture. Jean Dujardin and Michael Hazanavicius also scored big wins for The Artist for Best Actor and Director. Hopefully its total of five wins will bring some much needed attention at the box office. Also bringing home five Oscar wins, all in technical categories was Hugo. It won for Best Art Design, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and perhaps a bit of a surprise, in Visual Effects. Like The Artist, Hugo should see yet another boost from the Oscar wins although a 14-week run helped by 3D ticket sales has already brought in almost $70 million for Martin Scorsese and company, whereas The Artist has bought in just over $31 million in the same 14-week time span. Before exalting in French, Dujardin graciously addressed his peers in the room, “I love your country.” We’ll »

- Ernie Estrella

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