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The Artist and Hugo Top Winners at The 84th Academy Awards

By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak for outstanding film achievements of 2011 and hosted by nine-time Academy Award host actor/comedian Billy Crystal commenced Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live broadcast of the Oscars were televised in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE ARTIST and HUGO received five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards. This year’s Oscar winners by category are:

Best Picture
THE ARTIST, produced by Thomas Langmann (The Weinstein Company)

Best Documentary Feature
UNDEFEATED, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas (The Weinstein Company)

Best Animated Feature
RANGO, Gore Verbinski (Paramount)

Best Foreign Language
A SEPARATION, Dreamlab Films Production, Iran

Best Documentary Short
SAVING FACE, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Milkhaus/Jungefilm Production

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short
THE SHORE, Terry George and Oorlagh George, An All Ashore Production

Best Director
THE ARTIST, Michel Hazanavicius (The Weinstein Company)

Best Actor
JEAN DUJARDIN in The Artist (The Weinstein Company)

Best Actress
MERYL STREEP in The Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company)

Best Supporting Actor
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER in Beginners (Focus Features)

Best Supporting Actress
OCTAVIA SPENCER in The Help (Touchstone)

Best Adapted Screenplay
THE DESCENDANTS, screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash (Fox Searchlight)

Best Original Screenplay
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, written by Woody Allen (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Film Editing
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Best Sound Editing
HUGO, Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty (Paramount)

Best Sound Mixing
HUGO, Tom Fleischman and John Midgley (Paramount)

Best Original Score
THE ARTIST, Ludovic Bource (The Weinstein Company)

Best Original Song
MAN OR MUPPET from The Muppets, music and lyric by Bret McKenzie (Walt Disney)

Best Visual Effects
HUGO, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, and Alex Henning (Paramount)

Best Art Direction
HUGO, production design Dante Ferretti; set decoration Francesca Lo Schiavo (Paramount)

Best Cinematography
HUGO, Robert Richardson (Paramount)

Best Costume Design
THE ARTIST, Mark Bridges (The Weinstein Company)

Best Makeup
THE IRON LADY, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland (The Weinstein Company)



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