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84th Annual Academy Awards Winners; Who Took Home Oscar?
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Yes, dear friends, another awards season has come and gone, and the big show, the 84th annual Academy Awards, were handed out this evening.

The Artist came to throw down, Hugo was showered with technical awards, and Meryl Streep did what Meryl Streep does.

You can check out the full list of winners by heading on over to the other side now.

But before we get to the winners, there is of course Billy Crystal returning as host. Instead of trying to change things up and appeal to a younger audience (as they’ve been trying to do for so many years now), Crystal returned for his 9th hosting gig by doing what he does best: parodying some of the nominated films, and a little song and dance number. Though now 63 years old, the man is still one of the best showmen out there, and it was great to see him back doing what he does better than anyone else.

Oh, and what might have won the night was a bit not involving Crystal but some very familiar faces acting as a focus group for The Wizard of Oz. I won’t say more than that, but seek it out immediately.

What’d you think of the winners?

Winners

Best Picture

***The Artist***
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir in A Better Life
George Clooney in The Descendants
***Jean Dujardin in The Artist***
Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill in Moneyball
Nick Nolte in Warrior
***Christopher Plummer in Beginners***
Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis in The Help
Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
***Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady***
Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
Jessica Chastain in The Help
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs
***Octavia Spencer in The Help***

Directing

***The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius***
The Descendants, Alexander Payne
Hugo, Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

Animated Feature Film

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
***Rango***

Art Direction

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
***Hugo***
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

Cinematography

The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
***Hugo***
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design

Anonymous
***The Artist***
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary (Feature)

Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
***Undefeated***

Documentary (Short Subject)

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
***Saving Face***
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing

The Artist
The Descendants
***The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo***
Hugo
Moneyball

Foreign Language Film

Bullhead, Belgium
Footnote, Israel
In Darkness, Poland
Monsieur Lazhar, Canada
***A Separation, Iran***

Makeup

Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
***The Iron Lady***

Music (Original Score)

The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
***The Artist, Ludovic Bource***
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

Music (Original Song)

***”Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie***
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

Dimanche/Sunday
***The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore***
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)

Pentecost
Raju
***The Shore***
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing

Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
***Hugo***
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
***Hugo***
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
***Hugo***
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

***The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash***
Hugo, John Logan
The Ides of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Moneyball, Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
Margin Call, J.C. Chandor
***Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen***
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi

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