Jean Dujardin Emotional as He Wins Best Actor
By ROBERT PACE
January 29, 2012
With stars like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney nominated in the same category, Jean Dujardin was taken by surprise when his name was called as the recipient of the Best Actor award at the SAG Awards this Sunday.
"Oh my god, my god, my god," Dujardin said as he took to the podium to accept the award.
The 39-year-old French actor and comedian was the only member of The Artist to receive an award, as the silent film was also nominated for two other awards including Best Cast in a Motion Picture.
"I was a very bad student. I didn't listen in class. I was always dreaming," he said as he struggled to contain his emotions.
Dujardin, who also took home the Golden Globes Award for Best Actor a few weeks ago, took to his native French to sign off his speech.
"Merci beaucoup, bonne soirée, et au revoir," he said with a radiant smile. "Thank you very much, good evening, and goodbye."