Monday, February 27, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards Winners

The Artist and Hugo emerged as the big winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards scoring five a piece with the silent film dominating the major awards including best picture, best director and best actor for Jean Dujardin, while Scorsese's 3D film took home the majority of technical field awards of cinematography, art direction, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

The most important award of the night for Flicks News HQ was that Bret Mackenzie won the Oscar for best original song, which he did for Man or Muppet from the soundtrack to The Muppets. Disappointingly there was no musical performances at this years even so Bret and The Muppets did not get to perform the song.

Meryl Streep won best actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar winner at 82 by taking the best supporting actor prize. The Help's Octavia Spencer won the best supporting actress Oscar.

Best adapted screenplay went to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants. Woody Allen won best original screenplay for Midnight in Paris but was not there to collect the award.

Iranian film A Separation became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar with best foreign language film. Best documentary went to Undefeated, a film about an inner city American football team whose fortunes are turned around by a new coach.

Rango won best animation feature, while best animated short went to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. Best film editing went to Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Northern Ireland film The Shore won the best live action short film.

Saving Face, about a British-Pakistani doctor who helps women who have been injured in acid attacks, won best documentary short.

Full list of winners in bold below:

BEST PICTURE:

The Artist 
War Horse
The Tree of Life
Moneyball
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR:

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

BEST ACTOR:

Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
George Clooney - The Descendants
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST ACTRESS:

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Octavia Spencer - The Help
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

A Separation - Iran
Bullhead - Belgium
Footnote - Israel
In Darkness - Poland
Monsieur Lazhar - Canada

BEST ANIMATION:

Rango
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Margin Call - JC Chandor
A Separation - Asghar Farhadi

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Hugo - John Logan
The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball - Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy - Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

BEST ART DIRECTION:

Hugo - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Hugo - Robert Richardson
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Hugo - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Hugo - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Man or Muppet, from The Muppets - music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio from Rio - music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown and lyrics by Siedah Garrett

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Adventures of Tintin
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

BEST COSTUMES:

The Artist - Mark Bridges
Anonymous
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Undefeated
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

Saving Face
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

BEST FILM EDITING:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
The Artist
The Descendants
Hugo
Moneyball

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
Dimanche/Sunday
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:

The Shore
Pentecost
Raju
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Hugo - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

BEST MAKE-UP:

The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier and J Roy Helland
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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