Michel Hazanavicius wins directing Oscar for "The Artist"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius won the Oscar for best directing on Sunday for "The Artist."

The silent, black-and-white movie focuses on a film star whose career suffers because he fails to embrace the talkies.

It was Hazanavicius' first Oscar win, and his first nomination.

(Writing by Chris Michaud; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Sandra Maler)


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