The Artist (2011) -- which was set in 1927 and filmed in Hollywood, CA -- won three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor. director, and lead actor. Not only is the film in black and white (though it was filmed in color), it's also silent, with only a few lines of dialogue in the entire movie. The film follows silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) as he adapts to the “talkies.” The Arist features many theaters where the characters screen their own films, including the Orpheum Theatre, the Wilshire Ebell Theater, and the ornate Los Angeles Theatre. Take a stroll down Fremont Place (which is only steps from the Wilsher Ebell Theater), which is where George and Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) both reside.