The Contraband star claimed that the silent movie was destined to bag an Academy Award during tomorrow's (February 26) ceremony.
"It's not a matter of who I want to win, it's who I know is going to win," The Huffington Post quotes him as saying.
Asked why he is so sure of the results, the 40-year-old replied: "Because I've got a friend at [professional services firm] PriceWaterhouse."
The Artist is nominated against The Descendants, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse in the 'Best Picture' category.
The film has also picked up nine more nominations, including 'Best Director' for Michel Hazanavicius and 'Best Actor' for Jean Dujardin.
The Artist was named as Best Picture at both the BAFTAs last month and January's Golden Globe awards.
The 84th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, will be take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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Watch the trailer for The Artist below: