By on 27 February, 2012

Billy Crystal hosts the 2012 OSCARS.


The 84th Annual Academy Awards put on another fantastic night, hosted by comedian Billy Crystal. Even though there were plenty of laughs and gushing speeches (as you would expect), there was one film which proved that silence was indeed golden on the night!


The Artist‘ won big in 5 categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor, while ‘HUGO‘ was also won 5 prizes, including Best Visual Effects and Cinematography.


And yes, everyone knew that Meryl Streep would win the gong for Best Actress, but it was the Best Supporting Actress which turned out to be one of the toughest categories, with many pundits naming different potential winners. Many congratulations go to the wonderful Octavia Spencer for her role in ‘The Help‘, who tearfully said “Oh, thank you”, as many in the audience rose to their feet. She expressed gratitude to her family, her colleagues from ‘The Help‘ and her native “state of Alabama” as she received the Best Supporting Actress trophy.


PHOTO: AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill


Did your favourite actors win? More importantly, did I get any right in my predictions?


Check out the list of winners below:

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Best Picture: “The Artist”

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”

Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”

Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”

Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”

Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”

Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”

Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”

Best Documentary: “Undefeated”

Best Animated Feature: “Rango”

Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”

Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”

Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”

Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”

Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”

Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”



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