The 84th Academy Award winners

The 84th Academy Awards pulled no surprises as “The Artist” walked away with five Oscars in an award ceremony of the golden elite giving golden statues to more of the golden elite. But the Oscars have always been about old fashioned glamor and box office earners rather than out of the box art for art sake. But this year in particular proved to be as tedious as predictable. Meryl Streep won the best Actress gong for “The Iron Lady” – shocker!

Here is the full list of winners:

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:
“Rango”

Best Foreign Language FIlm:
“A Separation” (Iran)

Best Documentary Feature:
“Undefeated”

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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The Artist wins Best Motion Picture at the 84th Academy Awards

The Artist wins Best Motion Picture at the 84th Academy Awards

The Artist wins Best Motion Picture at the 84th Academy Awards. Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christopher Plumber accepts Oscar for Beginners

Christopher Plumber wins best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 84th Academy Awards. Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christopher Plumber wins best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 84th Academy Awards.

Meryl Streep accepts Oscar for The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep accepts Oscar for The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep wins the Oscar for best Performance by an Actress for her leading role in The Iron Lady. Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Octavia Spencer wins Oscar for The Help

Octavia Spencer accepts Oscar Performance in a Supporting Role at the 84th Academy Awards

Octavia Spencer accept the Oscar for best Performance in a Supporting Role at the 84th Academy Awards.Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Academy Awards 2012 host Billy Crystal welcomes tonight’s audience


Academy Awards 2012 host Billy Crystal welcomes tonight’s audience at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.