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Ten great moments in French Oscar history

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Jean Dujardin, star of 'The Artist' walks offstage with 'Uggie' the dog after the French film won Best Picture at the Oscars on February 26th, 2012. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP
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On the eve of Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards, The Local has trawled through tearful speeches and endless ‘Mercis’ to bring you ten of the greatest moments in French Oscar history. Can you guess what’s at Number One?

The Oscars have always had a thing for France.  

From a silent actor to a long-nosed poet, a suave ladies’ man or a family of heart-warming penguins, the French have had some proud moments since the Oscars were first held, back in 1929.

Now, with Emmanuelle Riva tipped to make history by taking home the  Best Actress gong on her 86th birthday, The Local has decided to delve into the archives and find ten of the greatest moments in French Oscar history.

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So get your popcorn, dim the lights, and CLICK HERE for The Local’s countdown of ten great French moments at the Oscars.

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