The filmmakers behind the went home with five Oscars Sunday night, including Best Picture.
In addition to the top prize, the black and white silent movie won Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score.
"I am the happiest director in the world right now," Michel Hazanavicius said when he accepted the award at last night's ceremony.
Jean Dujardin happily yelled his thanks in French after accepting his award for Best Actor.
In addition to The Artist, MVFF34 favorites like the , and , which was co-directed by Novato resident Robin Fryday also landed several nominations. However, none took home the prize.