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.
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