‘Silence Is Golden’ As THE ARTIST Dominates 2012 Oscars

The 2012 Oscars are now finally over and it was no surprise when THE ARTIST dominated the Oscars last night scooping 5 little statues all together. The fantastic silent film becomes second silent film to win best film award with Jean Dujardin becoming the first French man to pick up the best actor award with director Michel Hazanavicius picking up best director. The French film also picked up best costume design, as well as best score however Martin Scorsese’s HUGO was also a big winner last night also picking up 5 awards but in the technology  categories.

Since this years first award ceremonies The Artist has been picking awards left, right and centre so it was also no surprise when Meryl Streep picked up Best Actress for her role as Margaret Thatcher in  The Iron Lady. The award  makes it 3 trophies for the actress out of 17 nominations proving the quality of acting skills as well as having a strong big name star in a in   weak film doesn’t mean you cant be successful award wise. Viola Davis for The Help was the favourite but her co-star Octavia Spencer did pick up best supporting actress  making it a worth while ceremony for the film.

There wasn’t much in shocks last night however we had a few unexpected winners two The Peoples Movies were pleased about Christopher Plummer picked up the best support actor in Beginners his first Oscar at the age of 82 years, 2 years younger than the trophy itself. David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo picked up best editing, it was sadly overlooked but Fincher himself was not in attendance proving how predictable the night was.

As for the host himself Billy Crystal, after all the fiasco the ceremony was a rather dull affair with the actor keeping the safe route  but it was a very predictable evening. Here’s the full list of winners :

BEST PICTURE: The Artist

BEST DIRECTOR: Michael 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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Midnight in Paris

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Descendants

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE: A Separation

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Rango

BEST ART DIRECTION: Hugo

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Hugo

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Artist

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Undefeated

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Saving Face

BEST FILM EDITING: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST MAKEUP: The Iron Lady

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Artist

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: The Muppets

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION): The Shore

BEST SOUND EDITING: Hugo

BEST SOUND MIXING: Hugo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Hugo



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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.