A Food Guide to 2012's Best Picture Nominees Slideshow

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The Artist

• To get out of an argument with his wife (Penelope Ann Miller), George Valentin (the main character, played by Jean Dujardin) tries to lighten the mood by dipping his head into his breakfast and getting their dog, Uggie, to lick whipped cream off his nose.

• On the evening of his big movie premiere, Valentin dines out with his chauffeur at the same restaurant where up-and-coming starlet, Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), is being interviewed by the press. The two actors have a confrontation about the changing times of the film industry.

• Valentin’s butler is seen chopping up vegetables in the kitchen just before he is fired.

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