Silent film ‘The Artist’ leads BAFTA nominations

Silent movie ‘The Artist’ made itself heard on the awards circuit on Tuesday, leading the field with 12 BAFTA nominations. The French black-and-white comedy, a homage to the ‘pre-talkie’ era set in 1920s and 1930s Hollywood, was shortlisted for best film, actor, actress, director and original screenplay by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.