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‘The Artist,’ ‘Hugo’ Lead 84th Academy Award Winners

'The Artist,' 'Hugo' Lead 84th Academy Award Winners

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.

Best Picture:
“The Artist”

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius, “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 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:

Best Cinematography:
“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

Best Makeup:
“The Iron Lady” – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Best Animated Short:
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

Best Live Action Short:
“The Shore”

Best Documentary Short:
“Saving Face”

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