The Oscar Goes to…

Well that’s it, the 84th Annual Academy Awards are over. It was a quick, rushed, and, at times, seemingly awkward ceremony. Billy Crystal hosted and was an entertaining and safe choice for the Academy. In the end, The Artist ran away with Best Picture. The Artist won five Oscars, as did Hugo. The full list of winners is below.

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: The Artist (2011) – Thomas Langmann

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011)

Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (2011)

Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) – William JoyceBrandon Oldenburg

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: Saving Face (2012) – Daniel JungeSharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: The Shore (2011) – Terry GeorgeOorlagh George

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Midnight in Paris (2011) – Woody Allen

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: The Descendants (2011) – Alexander PayneNat FaxonJim Rash

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: The Muppets (2011) – Bret McKenzie (“Man or Muppet”)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: The Artist (2011) – Ludovic Bource

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) – Robert LegatoJoss WilliamsBen GrossmannAlex Henning

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: Rango (2011) – Gore Verbinski

Best Documentary, Features
Winner: Undefeated (2011) – Daniel LindsayT.J. MartinRich Middlemas

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) – Tom FleischmanJohn Midgley

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) – Philip StocktonEugene Gearty

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Angus WallKirk Baxter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: A Separation (2011) – Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: The Iron Lady (2011) – Mark CoulierJ. Roy Helland

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: The Artist (2011) – Mark Bridges

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) – Dante FerrettiFrancesca Lo Schiavo

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Hugo (2011/II) – Robert Richardson

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