Golden Globe Nominations 2012: Silent Film “The Artist” Makes Loudest Noise

“The Artist,” a silent film directed by French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, has earned the most nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

The Golden Globe nominations 2012 were announced on Friday with “The Artist” scooping six nominations, including for best motion picture musical or comedy. French actor Jean Dujardin, who has already won several awards for his role as a silent-era actor, is nominated for best performance in a motion picture musical or comedy. Hazanavicius is nominated for best director and best screenplay while Berenice Bejo and Ludovic Bource received nod for supporting actress and best original score.

“The Help” and “The Descendants” are tied for the second-most nominations with five each. Getting four noms each were “The Ides of March,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “Moneyball.” Nominated with “The Artist” in the best musical or comedy film category were Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” the raunchy comedy “Bridesmaids,” the Michelle Williams starrer “My Week with Marilyn,” and the cancer drama-comedy “50/50.”

The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 15, 2012 with British comedian Ricky Gervais hosting the show for the third-straight year.