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‘The Artist’ wins best-picture Oscar; Streep, Dujardin nab lead-acting prizes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Academy Awards voters have spoken up for “The Artist,” the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honours since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes Sunday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not since the World War I saga “Wings” was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929 had a silent film earned the top prize.

The other top Oscars went to Meryl Streep as best actress for “The Iron Lady,” Octavia Spencer as supporting actress for “The Help” and Christopher Plummer as supporting actor for “Beginners.”

Here’s a full list of winners of the 84th Annual Academy Award:
1. Cinematography: “Hugo.”
2. Art Direction: “Hugo.”
3. Costume Design: “The Artist.”
4. Makeup: “The Iron Lady.”
5. Foreign Language Film: “A Separation,” Iran.
6. Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”
7. Film Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
8. Sound Editing: “Hugo.”
9. Sound Mixing: “Hugo.”
10. Documentary Feature: “Undefeated.”
11. Animated Feature Film: “Rango.”
12. Visual Effects: “Hugo.”
13. Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”
14. Original Score: “The Artist.”
15. Original Song: “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets.”
16. Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash,
“The Descendants.”
17. Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”
18. Live Action Short Film: “The Shore.”
19. Documentary (short subject): “Saving Face.”
20. Animated Short Film: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.
Morris Lessmore.”
21. Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist.”
22. Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”
23. Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”
24. Best Picture: “The Artist.”

 

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