In 1927 Hollywood, George Valentin, a silent film star, faces a threat to his career with the rise of sound films. Simultaneously, a young extra named Peppy Miller is ascending to stardom and great popularity. The events of the film intertwine with the tumultuous upheaval of the film industry. “The Artist” was awarded five Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Directing (Michel Hazanavicius), Actor in a Leading Role (Jean Dujardin), Costume Design, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Ludovic Bource).
The film is a tribute to the silent film era and the Golden Age of Hollywood.