Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Jean Dujardin for The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Best Animated Short Film:
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Documentary, Short Subjects:
Best Short Film, Live Action:
Best Original Screenplay:
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendents
Best Original Song:
Bret McKenzie for "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets
Best Original Score:
Ludovic Bource for The Artist
Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christopher Plummer for Beginners
Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Octavia Spencer for The Help
Best Visual Effects:
Best Animated Film:
Best Documentary Feature:
Best Sound Mixing:
Best Sound Editing:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Foreign Language Film:
A Separation (Iran)
The Iron Lady
Best Costume Design:
Best Art Direction:
Well, there you have it. I predicted The Artist would win big and it did. However, I did not anticipate Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin winning so that genuinely surprised me. I was positive it would be Viola Davis and George Clooney.
I am, however, very disappointed that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo lost out on Best Original Screenplay for Bridesmaids. The members of the Academy officially have no sense of humor. And what the fuck at Rise of the Planet of the Apes not winning Best Visual Effects? I loved Hugo but put credit where credit is due, people.
Billy Crystal should host every Oscar telecast until he retires. He's the only one who can do it right.
And honestly... Twilight in the beginning film montage? Really? How about we stick to films that actually mean something and/or were nominated for Oscars. Fucking hell. I screamed the moment I saw Kristen Stewart's face on my TV.
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