And the winners of the 84th Academy Awards are…

The 84th annual Academy Awards took place last night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, with Billy Crystal presiding over a ceremony that saw The Artist and Hugo walk away with five statuettes apiece. However, while Hugo dominated the technical categories – collecting the Oscars for Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, the night belonged to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, which rounded out a fine run of awards success by taking home Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Jean Durjardin), Best Director (Hazanavicius) and the coveted Best Picture – making it only the second silent feature to do so, and the first since Wings received the accolade at the inaugural Academy Awards back in 1929.

Other big winners on the night included Meryl Streep, who added a third Oscar to her collection for her work in The Iron Lady, while Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) were both victorious in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories respectively. Midnight in Paris and The Descendants were honoured in the Best Screenplay categories, while Rango was named Best Animated Feature and A Seperation claimed the gong for Best Foreign Language Film.

Take a look at all the nominees from yesterday’s Academy Awards ceremony, with the Oscar winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Best Actor
Demián Bichir (A Better Life)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

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

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Nick Nolte (Warrior)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Original Screenplay
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

Foreign Language Film
A Separation
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar

Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

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

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.

Film Editing
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

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

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark Side 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

Original Score
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Original Song
Man or Muppet (The Muppets)
Real in Rio (Rio)

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

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Live Action Short
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

  • http://twitter.com/RohanMM Rohan Michael Morbey

    Any awards ceremony where The Tree Of Life is nominated and doesn't win… is deeply flawed.