By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 26, 2012 at 10:42PM
Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the 84th Academy Awards, taking prizes for best picture, best director, best actor, best costume design and best original score. It tied the total count of Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," which won in 5 technical and artistic categories (notably more than "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas" combined).
The night in general had very few surprises, though best actress winner Meryl Streep was a definite upset over Viola Davis. Other acting winners included the expected trio of Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer. Plummer was notably the oldest acting winner ever at age 82.
"A Separation" and "Undefeated" won foreign language film and documentary feature, respectively, while "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" offered one more upset by taking best film editing over best picture nominees "The Artist" and "Hugo." It was the second consecutive win in the category for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, who won last year for "The Social Network."
Complete list of 2012 Academy Award winners below. Check out a play-by-play of the night here.
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Original Screenplay:
"Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen
Best Adapted Screenplay:
"The Descendants" – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
Best Animated Feature:
Best Foreign Language FIlm:
"A Separation" (Iran)
Best Documentary Feature:
"Hugo" – Robert Richardson
Best Film Editing:
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Best Art Direction:
"Hugo" – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Costume Design:
"The Artist" - Mark Bridges
Best Original Score:
"The Artist" – Ludovic Bource
Best Original Song:
"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets – Bret McKenzie
Best Sound Editing:
"Hugo" – Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Best Sound Mixing:
"Hugo"– Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Best Visual Effects:
"Hugo" – Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning
"The Iron Lady" – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Best Animated Short:
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
Best Live Action Short:
Best Documentary Short: