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Michel Hazanavicius Wins Oscars' Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius Wins Oscars' Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius holds onto his golden statuette on stage at the 2012 Oscars held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old director picked up the award for Best Director for his work on the film The Artist.

Michel beat out Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) for the honor. He was also nominated for Best Writing, Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing but lost both of those awards.

Congrats Michel!

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Credit: Kevin Winter; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2012 Oscars, Michel Hazanavicius

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  • Artemisia

    Yess ! Congrats to him, he deserved it !

  • Ann

    CONGRATZ!!

  • http://www.soliumcqueen.com Vikious

    Well-deserved!! Congrats!;)

  • lafamepoma

    Only French people can have an idea like doing a black & white silence movie in the that time. Michel you really really really deserved the Oscar, jet t’aime!!

  • Liz

    Bravo Michel!!

  • I’m E!

    I loved his acceptance speech, when he told his wife she was the inspiration for the movie. Lovely! Congrats Michel!