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February 27, 2012

The 84th Academy Awards (Oscar Winners)

'The Artist' wins best film and 4 other Oscars

Posted at 02/27/2012 1:32 PM

Ludovic Bource, winner of Best Original Score for "The Artist", poses with his award backstage during the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake
MANILA, Philippines - Silent romance "The Artist" won five Oscars on Sunday (Monday morning in Manila) including best film, and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" also took five of the world's top movie honors on a night where stories about movies felt the love of Hollywood.
"The Artist," a black-and-white tale of a fading star who finds redemption through romance in the era when silent movies were overtaken by talkies, added to its best film victory with Oscars for its French star Jean Dujardin and director Michel Hazanavicius, as well for musical score and costume design.
"I am the happiest director in the world right now. Thank you for that," Hazanavicius told the audience of stars including George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Dujardin was equally excited, exclaiming "I love this country" before thanking the Academy, fellow filmmakers and his wife and recalling silent actor Douglas Fairbanks as an inspiration.

Meryl Streep won for her role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who is slipping into dementia in "The Iron Lady." It was Streep's third Academy Award out of 17 nominations. She joked that the audience was probably tired of seeing her, then added, "whatever." But Streep couldn't hide her emotion as she choked up while thanking her husband and talking about her long career.

The 84th Academy Awards was hosted by Billy Crystal.
Below is the full list of Oscar winners:

Best Picture
"The Artist," Thomas Langmann, producer
Actor In a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Actress In a Leading Role
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Actress In a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Actor In a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Foreign Language Film
Iran, "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi, director
Michel Hazanavicius,"The Artist"
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"The Descendants," Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Writing (Original Screenplay)
"Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen
Film Editing
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
"Hugo," Robert Richardson
Art Direction
"Hugo," Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Costume Design
"The Artist." Mark Bridges
"The Iron Lady," Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Sound Editing
"Hugo," Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Sound Mixing
"Hugo," Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Visual Effects
"Hugo," Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning
Music (Original Score)
"The Artist," Ludovic Bource
Music (Original Song)
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets," music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
Animated Feature Film
"Rango," Gore Verbinski
Documentary Feature
"Undefeated," TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas
Short Film (Live Action)
"The Shore," Terry George and Oorlagh George
Documentary Short
"Saving Face," Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Short Film (Animated)
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
-- with report from Reuters

The 84th Academy Awards Main Ceremony will have its primetime telecast today at 6 p.m. on Velvet. The Oscars will also be replayed on Studio 23 on February 28 at 9:30 p.m. and on ABS-CBN on "Sunday's Best" on March 4.

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