‘The Artist’ and ‘Hugo’ Dominate 2012 Oscars!

Both ‘Hugo’ and ‘The Artist’ won five awards at the 84th Academy Awards!

Capping a night that was all about celebrating the past, The Artist was named best picture at the 84th Annual Academy Awards .  The first silent movie in 83 years to claim top honors, it pays tribute to old Hollywood, and Hollywood returned the compliment by handing it four other trophies, including those for best director to Michel Hazanavicius and best actor to Jean Dujardin. It was a night that certainly celebrated the sounds of silence as Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, which recounts the career of French film pioneer Georges Melies, captured five prizes of the 11 for which it was nominated.

Composer Ludovic Bource,actress Penelope Ann Miller, producer Thomas Langmann, director Michel Hazanavicius and actress Berenice Bejo accept the Best Picture Award for ‘The Artist’ .

French actor Jean Dujardin accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film “The Artist” from actress Natalie Portman.

After a years-long streak as a nominee, Meryl Streep snagged her third Oscar for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. (It’s her first trophy since Sophie’s Choice in 1982 and 17 nominations). In her acceptance speech, she joked that she could picture America saying “Why HER again?” But Streep, cherishing the moment, drew laughs when she quipped: “Whatever.” Getting emotional, she thanked her longtime makeup artist as well as her husband, eliciting tears from presenter Sandra Bullock in the audience.

Micahel Douglas presents the Oscar for Best Director to French Director, Michel Hazanavicius, for his film “The Artist”

Some Of The Best Moments at The Oscars (Well Almost! )

Robert Downey Jr. ‘Tebows’

Robert Downey Jr. earned even more fans on Sunday when he was caught “Tebowing” before presenting the award for best documentary alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. Before heading onstage, he kneeled down and prayed a la Tim Tebow, the 24-year-old Denver Bronco phenom, devoted Christian, and web meme.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis get goofy

Leave it to Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to provide one of the Oscar’s funniest bits. While introducing best song — which went to “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets movie — the comic duo took to the stage dressed in white band geek uniforms, loudly clashing cymbals. Their expressions were deadpan, since they take presenting awards very, very seriously.

Emma Stone

Her first time as an Academy Awards presenter and Emma Stone knocked it out of the park. Paired with Ben Stiller, uncharacteristically playing the straight man, she excitedly suggested all manners of cliched presenting techniques — song and dance, expected banter and audience interaction were all included. Mocking Stiller’s previous presenter gimmicks — remember the Avatar costume? — may have put her in the running for presenter of the night or next year’s host?

J-Lo makes an example of herself

Well, no one can ever say that Jennifer Lopez doesn’t take her job seriously. While presenting the award for costume design, she may have given America an example of when design goes wrong.

The Famous French Pooch Makes Oscar Appearance Named “top dog in a movie” at the Golden Collar Awards, the cute and well-known French pooch, Uggie, made an appearance on the Oscar stage.

Not out of the park, but at least in the ballpark

The comedian returned to host the Academy Awards, replacing Eddie Murphy, and Crystal took the safe route for his ninth time leading movie’s biggest night. With montages, spoofs (with an appearance by Justin Bieber!) and videos celebrating Hollywood’s love of film.

Here is your complete list of the winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards


BEST PICTURE : The Artist

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE : Jean DuJardin for The Artist

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE : Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady
DIRECTOR : Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE : Christopher Plummer for Beginners
Christopher Plummer, accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “Beginners”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE : Octavia Spencer for The Help
Christian Bale presents the Oscar to Octavia Spencer, for best supporting actress for her role in “The Help”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM : A Separation – Iran
Sandra Bullock presents the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film to Asghar Farhadi (L), director of Iranian film “A Separation” 
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM L : Rango
Director Gore Verbinski holds the Oscar forBest Animated Feature Film for his work in “Rango” 
SCREENPLAY (Adapted) : The Descendants
Angelina Jolie presents the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay to Alexander Payne 
SCREENPLAY (Original)   Midnight in Paris  
Angelina Jolie accepts the Oscaron behalf of Woody Allen 
ART DIRECTION : Hugo
Actor Tom Hanks (L) presents the Oscar for the Best Art Direction for the work in the film “Hugo” to Italian designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Hugo
Robert Richardson holds the Oscar he won for Achievement in Cinematography for “Hugo” 
COSTUME DESIGN : The Artist
Mark Bridges holds the Oscar for Best Costume Design for his work in “The Artist”
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE : Undefeated
Director TJ Martin (C), Dan Lindsay (R) and Rich Middlemas accept their Oscars for Best Documentary feature film for “Undefeated” 
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT : Saving Face
FILM EDITING : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall (L) accept the Oscar for Film Editing for their work in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
MAKEUP : The Iron Lady
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland (R) accept the Oscar for the Best Achievement in Makeup for their work in the “Iron Lady” 
MUSIC (SCORE) :  The Artist
French composer Ludovic Bource accepts the Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on “The Artist” from presenters Penelope Cruz and Owen Wilson
MUSIC (SONG) : Man or Muppet from The Muppets
Bret McKenzie accepts the Oscar for Best Original Song 
SOUND EDITING : Hugo
Eugene Gearty (L) and Philip Stockton hold their Oscars after winning for Best Sound Editing for their work in “Hugo”
SOUND MIXING: Hugo
Tom Fleischman (R) and John Midgley hold their Oscars after winning for Sound Mixing for their work in the film “Hugo”
VISUAL EFFECTS: Hugo
Rob Legato (C), Alex Henning (R), and Ben Grossmann (L) accept the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for their work in the film “Hugo”.
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) :The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) : The Shore