The Artist wins Best Picture Oscar

The silent movie The Artist won a total of five awards at last night’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The cast and crew, including Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell who stole everyone’s hearts in the movie, went on stage to accept the award. The movie’s lead actor, Jean Dujardin, took Best Actor and Michel Hazavanicius won for Best Director. Martin Scorsese’s drama Hugo also won five awards, in the categories of Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. Billy Crystal, who hosted the awards show for the ninth time, did an incredible job as always, managing to be both entertaining and humorous. He advised the audience: “Tonight, enjoy yourselves. Because nothing can take the sting out of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.” Christopher Plummer became the Academy’s oldest winner at 82 when he was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners, while Octavia Spencer could hardly speak as she cried while picking up the Best Supporting Actress award for The Help. Meryl Streep, who has been nominated 17 times, won her third Oscar for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. During her acceptance speech she joked: “When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, ‘come on, why her again’, but whatever.”

The 84th annual Academy Awards winners:

BEST PICTURE:
The Artist

BEST ACTOR:
Jean Dujardin –  The Artist

BEST ACTRESS:
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christopher Plummer – Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Octavia Spencer – The Help

BEST DIRECTOR:
Michel Hazavanicius –  The Artist

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Woody Allen –  Midnight in Paris

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash –  The Descendants

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Ludovic Bource –  The Artist

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Artist

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Hugo

BEST SOUND MIXING: Hugo

BEST SOUND EDITING: Hugo

BEST ART DIRECTION: Hugo

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson – Hugo

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Rango

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Undefeated

BEST FILM EDITING: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation

BEST MAKE-UP: The Iron Lady

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Saving Face

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: The Shore

BEST SONG: Man or Muppet – The Muppets

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Comments & Discussion

  1. anonymous2 • February 27, 2012 @ 1:25 PM

    The Artist really deserved the win.

  2. Someone • February 27, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

    I’m so sick of this artist movie. It totally should’ve gone to one of the other nominees…I even would’ve been happier with that Hugo one!

  3. Olive • February 27, 2012 @ 5:27 PM

    Yay Captain Von Trapp! I’m so happy he and Octavia Spencer won. I would have like Viola to win (since I’ve only seen The Help out of all the nominees) but I love Meryl Streep so good for her. And again, I havent seen anything besides the Help so I’ll just say good for The Artist, Hazavanicius, and Jean.

    However, and Im sorry if you disagree, but HP7 and Planet of the Apes got ROBBED. WTF?! HUGO for best visual effects? The academy sure as hell has lost touch with their audience.

  4. JustSomeone • February 28, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

    Dogs don’t get Oscars…people do. Or Muppets.

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