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Jean Dujardin, nominated for his starring role in the silent film “The Artist” (which is also up for best picture and is the night’s leading nominee with six bids), said it would be an honor if Mr. Gervais even mentioned him.

But there’s a caveat, the actor said: “If he mocks me, he has to do it silently, without any words.”

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live on NBC.

AP Entertainment Writers Derrik J. Lang and Anthony McCartney contributed to this report.