05:10 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/24/2012 05:00PM
After receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, The Artist's leading lady Bérénice Bejo needs time to let it all sink in.
"I feel like someone has smashed my head and I haven't really realized it yet," Bejo, 35, told PEOPLE from her home in Paris Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the nominations were announced. "It's crazy!"
It was double the pleasure for the charming Argentine-French actress as her husband, Michel Hazanavicius, nabbed a Best Director nomination for The Artist. His silent black-and-white film received a total of 10 Academy Award nominations.
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