Oscar: Best Picture Nominees–Silent Features

In 2011, The Artist became just the fifth predominately or entirely silent film to score a Best Picture nomination.

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The Artist is the first silent feature to be recognized in 83 years, following in the footsteps of:

Wings (1927/1928)

The Racket (1927/1928)

Seventh Heaven (1927/1928)

The Patriot (1928/1929).

Only one silent film, Wings, has won the Best Picture.