HUGO And THE ARTIST Sweep Oscars

The Artist and Hugo were the big winners at tonight’s Academy Awards, with each film picking up five Oscar statues each. The Artist took home the big prizes of Best Picture Director and Actor while Hugo’s awards were primarily in the technical categories. The two films were heavily favored going into the annual awards with Hugo sporting nominations in 11 categories while The Artist had nominations in 10.

You can read all the winners below.

At 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar recipient when he won the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Beginners. As he said in his acceptance speech to the Oscar statue just handed to him, “You’re only two years older than me darling. Where have you been all my life?”

Seemingly perennial nominee Meryl Streep won her third Academy Award for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister of England in The Iron Lady. Although she self-effacingly stated when accepting her statue that she could hear half of America saying “’Oh no, not her again,’” it has been three decades since she last won for 1981’s Sophie’s Choice.

The Complete List of winners is as follows –

  • Actor In A Lead Role – Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Actor In A Supporting Role – Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Actress In A Lead Role – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Actress In A Supporting Role – Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Animated Feature – Rango
  • Art Direction – Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo, Hugo
  • Cinematography – Robert Richardson, Hugo
  • Costume Design – Mark Bridges, The Artist
  • Directing – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Documentary Feature – Undefeated
  • Documentary Short – Saving Face
  • Film Editing – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Foreign Language Film – A Separation
  • Make Up – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady
  • Original Score – Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Original Song – Brett McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
  • Picture – The Artist
  • Screenplay, Adapted – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendents
  • Screenplay, Original – Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris
  • Short Film (Animated) – The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore
  • Short Film (Live Action) – The Shore
  • Sound Editing – Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, Hugo
  • Sound Mixing – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson, Hugo
  • Visual Effects – Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning, Hugo
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