The Oscars-2012 winners!!

The Artist and Hugo emerged as the big winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

The films, which both celebrate the history of cinema, took home five Oscars apiece at the ceremony, which was hosted by Billy Crystal from the Hollywood & Highland Theatre.

The Artist dominated the major awards, winning ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’ for Michel Hazanavicius and ‘Best Actor’ for star Jean Dujardin. The black and white film, the first to win the coveted ‘Best Picture’ since 1928’s Wings, also won for ‘Original Score’ and ‘Costume Design’.

Director Hazanavicius thanked American filmmaker Billy Wilder three times in his ‘Best Picture’ acceptance speech, before telling his wife Berenice Bejo – who also stars in The Artist – that she was his inspiration for the film.

 

“I’d like to say a very, very important thing. I want to say ‘Hi’ to my kids – and it’s 6 o’clock in the morning in Paris, so you should go to bed in 30 seconds!” he said.

 

“I want to say to my wife, Berenice Bejo, that I love you, but it’s not just about that… you inspired the movie, and you’re the soul of the movie and the positive feeling of the movie.”

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo dominated the technical categories, picking up wins for ‘Art Direction’, ‘Cinematography’, ‘Sound Editing’, ‘Sound Mixing’ and ‘Visual Effects’.

Meryl Streep won the third Academy Award of her career when she was named ‘Best Actress’ for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

“When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going ‘Oh no… her again!’ But, whatever,” she joked.

After a standing ovation, an emotional Streep reflected on her “inexplicable wonderful career”.

“I look out here and I see my life before my eyes. My old friends, my new friends and really… this is such a great honour, but the thing that counts the most with me is the friendships and the love and the sheer joy that we have shared making movies together,” she said. “Thank you all you – departed and here – for this inexplicable wonderful career.”

The Help’s Octavia Spencer won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ trophy, while 82-year-old Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar-winner after collecting the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ prize for his role in Beginners.

 

Christopher Plummer

“You’re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all of my life?” Plummer said to his trophy as he collected his Academy Award

Here are The full list of winners and nominees at the 84th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal from the Hollywood & Highland Theatre on Sunday, February 26 2012:

 

Best Picture

The Artist – WINNER

Director

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) – WINNER

Best Actor

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) – WINNER

Best Actress

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) – WINNER

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer (Beginners) – WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer (The Help) – WINNER

 

Octavia Spencer

Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash) – WINNER

Original Screenplay

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) – WINNER

Animated Feature

Rango – WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation – WINNER

Art Direction

Hugo – WINNER

Cinematography

Hugo – WINNER

Costume Design

The Artist – WINNER

Documentary Feature

Undefeated – WINNER- P Diddy was an executive producer on it!

Documentary Short

Saving Face – WINNER

Editing

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – WINNER

Makeup

The Iron Lady – WINNER

Original Score

The Artist – WINNER

Original Song

‘Man or Muppet’ from The Muppets (Music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie) – WINNER

Sound Editing

Hugo – WINNER

Sound Mixing

Hugo – WINNER

Visual Effects

Hugo – WINNER

Animated Short

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore – WINNER

Live Action Short

The Shore – WINNER

 

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