Academy Awards: The Artist Waltzes to Big Wins

7 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

When the 84th Academy Awards wrapped in Los Angeles on Sunday, director Michel Hazanavicius and The Artist waltzed away with top Oscar honors.

On Sunday night, the 84th Annual Academy Awards took place, as the best and brightest in film were honored in film. Heavy Oscar favorites Martin Scorsese and Meryl Streep were on hand along with Hollywood newcomers like Rooney Mara and Octavia Spencer, with Billy Crystal as host. The Artist, however, was the big winner of the night as Jean Dujardin waltzed away with the Best Actor award, Michel Hazanavicius took Best Directing honors, and the film itself won for Best Picture.

During the Academy Awards, the artists from Cirque de Soleil gave a fantastic performance, filled with some of the most intricate tricks we’ve ever seen. Even Kermit and Miss Piggy had time to stop by for a chat and they caught the show.

Although there were pleasant surprises for Oscar newbies, it was the favorites and much-lauded films and performances that followed in traditional Oscar fashion. Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer both won their first awards.

With 17 Oscar Nominations, Meryl Streep won her third Academy Award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “Iron Lady”. From the hair to the mannerisms, Streep fully deserved her win, even if fans of Viola Davis were upset.

Here’s the list of all Oscar winners from the 84th Annual Academy awards:

Best Picture: “The Artist.”

Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”

Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist.”

Foreign Language Film: “A Separation,” Iran.

Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants.”

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”

Animated Feature Film: “Rango.”

Art Direction: “Hugo.”

Cinematography: “Hugo.”

Sound Mixing: “Hugo.”

Sound Editing: “Hugo.”

Original Score: “The Artist.”

Original Song: “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets.”

Costume Design: “The Artist.”

Documentary Feature: “Undefeated.”

Documentary Short: “Saving Face.”

Film Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Makeup: “The Iron Lady.”

Animated Short Film: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”

Live Action Short Film: “The Shore.”

Visual Effects: “Hugo.”

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.