'The Artist’ Picks Up U.K. Regional Plaudit Film of The Year

THE FILMS: "The Artist"
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Directed by Michel Hazanavicius

LONDON – Michel Hazanavicius’s not-so-silent ongoing awards season glory march has added a film of the year gong from U.K. regional film critics to his crowded mantle piece for The Artist.

The plaudit is voted on by staff and freelance arts and entertainment writers, critics and editors in all branches of U.K. regional media.

Last year’s winner of the regional critics’ film of the year title was The Social Network.