84th Academy Awards Winners List For 2012 - The Artist Wins Big!

27 February 2012

Hollywood's night of nights is over for another year, and the iconic prize giving ceremony definitely didn't disappoint!

Billy Crystal was back again as host for the Awards, and took to the stage armed with a swag of jokes told in his signature easy going manner.

In his opening monologue, Crystal joked, "The movies have always been there for us... so tonight, enjoy yourself because nothing can take the sting out of the world's economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues."

The opening montage surprisingly featured the one and only Justin Bieber (although we weren't really sure why), a kiss from George Clooney, and the ceremony itself featured a performance by the Cirque du Soleil cast (which we loved but couldn't work out why they were there either).

Check out all the red carpet action from the Oscars red carpet!

When it came to the actual awards, it was silent film The Artist that seemed to dominate the proceedings.

It became the first silent movie in 84 years to win a Best Film Oscar, and also scooped up the Best Actor gong for Jean Dujardin, and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius.

Meanwhile, Martin Scorsese's first 3D film Hugo picked up five of its 11 nominations in categories including Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Other big winners at the 84th Academy Awards included Meryl Streep (Best Actress), Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress), Woody Allen (Best Original Screenplay), and Christopher Plummer, who, at 82 years old became the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award, for his supporting role in Beginners.

Academy Awards Winners For 2012:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Artist

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Achievement in Directing
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

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

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon (The Descendants)

Best Animated Feature Film
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
A Separation (Iran)

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Robert Richardson (Hugo)

Best Achievement in Editing
Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Dante Ferretti & Francesca Lo Schiavo (Hugo)

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Mark Bridges (The Artist)

Best Achievement in Makeup
Mark Coulier & J. Roy Helland (The Iron Lady)

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

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Bret McKenzie (Man or Muppet from The Muppets)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Tom Fleischman & John Midgley (Hugo)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Phillip Stockton & Eugene Gearty (Hugo)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman & Alex Henning (Hugo)

Best Documentary Feature
Undefeated

Best Documentary Short
Saving Face

Best Short Film, Animated
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Short Film, Live Action
The Shore

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards
James Earl Jones, Dick Smith & Oprah Winfrey

Check out all the red carpet action from the Oscars red carpet!


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