LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts)
"The Artist" won Best Picture and scored Jean Dujardin
the Best Actor Oscar and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director.
"The Artist" won Best Picture and scored Jean Dujardin the Best Actor Oscar and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director.
Legendary actress Meryl Streep picked up her third acting Oscar for her role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."
The audience saw a tribute to some of the names that have died in the last 12 months including Ken Russell, Whitney Houston and Elizabeth Taylor to the strains of What a Wonderful World performed by Esperanza Spalding.
The show was opened by Morgan Freeman before host Billy Crystal appeared in a spoof showreel based on scenes from nominated films including The Descendants, The Help and The Artist.
Earlier in the night, stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Bejo, greeted fans, signed autographs and posed for photographers outside the "Hollywood & Highland Center" in Los Angeles.
List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:
Best Picture: "The Artist"
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - "The Iron Lady"
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer - "Beginners"
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer - "The Help"
Best Writing - Original Screenplay: "Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay: "The Descendants" - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
Best Animated Feature: "Rango"
Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
Best Documentary - Feature: "Undefeated"
Best Documentary - Short Subject: "Saving Face"
Best Live Action Short Film: "The Shore"
Best Animated Short Film: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
Best Original Score: "The Artist" - Ludovic Bource
Best Original Song: "The Muppets" - "Man or Muppet" by Bret McKenzie
Best Sound Editing: "Hugo" - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Best Sound Mixing: "Hugo" - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Best Art Direction: "Hugo" - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Cinematography: "Hugo" - Robert Richardson
Best Makeup: "The Iron Lady" - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Best Costume Design: "The Artist"
Best Film Editing: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Best Visual Effects: "Hugo" - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning