Stop the presses! SILENT film is top Golden Globes nominee

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By Noel Young, Correspondent

December 15, 2011 | 2 min read

With the great rush into new cinema technology, particularly in the 3D field, the big news is that a SILENT film led the pack when the Golden Globes nominees were announced in Hollywood yesterday.

A still from "The Artist"

“The Artist”, starring Jean Dujardin got six nominations, more than any other picture.

The black and white film tells the story of an actor going into decline as silent films go out of fashion. Dujardin - who obviously doesn't say a word - had a storyboard to follow - but no script.

The Wall Street Journal describes the film as "a critical darling" and an "an awards show underdog."

Distributed by The Weinstein Company, it has taken in under a million - $963, 858 to be precise - at the US box office so far .

In contrast “The Help” , in second place with five nominations, has brought in $169,224,625 at the US box office according to Box Office Mojo. George Clooney's "The Descendants" also got five nominations.

“The Ides of March,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Moneyball” got four each.

British TV series “Downton Abbey” and “Mildred Pierce” led the TV field s with four nominations each.

The Golden Globes take place on January 15 at the Beverly Hilton with comic Ricky Gervais as host.

Dujardin SPEAKS: Follow the Wall Street Journal link below.

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