Well it’s all over for another year and the 84th annual Oscar ceremony sprung very few surprises with French silent movie The Artist winning no fewer than 5 awards, including the Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius) awards. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo missed out on Best Picture and Director but it managed to equal The Artist by taking home 5 awards, including, Cinematography, Sound and Visual Effects. Hosted by Billy Crystal for the ninth time this years Oscar delivered what was expected with Meryl Streep winning the Oscar for Best Actress, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer took the supporting awards. The full list of winners are listed below.

Best Motion Picture

The Artist



Best Achievement in Directing

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist


Best Actor

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Best Actress

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Best Original Screenplay

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen



Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer – Beginners



Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Achievement in Cinematography

HugoRobert Richardson


Best Achievement in Art Direction

Hugo – Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Achievement in Costume Design

The Artist – Mark Bridges


Best Achievement in Makeup

The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier, J. Roy

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation (Iran)

Best Achievement in Film Editing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Hugo – Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty

est Achievement in Sound Mixing

Hugo – Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Best Animated Feature Film

Rango – Gore Verbinski

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Hugo – Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, Alex Henning

Best Original Score

Ludovic Bource – The Artist

Best Original Song

Brett Mckenzie (“Man or Muppet”) – The Muppets

Best Live Action Short Film

The Shore – Terry George, Oorlagh George

est Animated Short Film

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Best Documentary Feature

Undefeated – T.J. Martin, Dan Lindsay, Rich

Best Documentary Short Subject

Saving Face – Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy


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