The 2012 Oscar Winners

The 84th Annual Academy Award nominations have been announced with “The Artist” taking the big awards (Best Picture, Actor, Director) while “Hugo” dominated the other categories. Both scored five awards each, with the only thing even vaguely close to a surprise being that “Hugo” lost out on one technical category – film editing – to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

Otherwise all the front runners in the awards race pretty much won their categories – Streep for actress, Plummer and Spencer in supporting roles, “A Separation” for foreign language film, “Rango” for animated film, and the scripts for “Midnight in Paris” and “The Descendants”.

Here’s the complete list:

BEST PICTURE
“The Artist”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jean DuJardin for “The Artist”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”

DIRECTING
Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Octavia Spencer for “The Help”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“A Separation” – Iran

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Rango”

SCREENPLAY (Adapted)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for “The Descendants”

SCREENPLAY (Original)
Woody Allen for “Midnight in Paris”

ART DIRECTION
“Hugo”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Hugo”

COSTUME DESIGN
“The Artist”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Undefeated”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“Saving Face”

FILM EDITING
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

MAKEUP
“The Iron Lady”

MUSIC (SCORE)
Ludovic Bource for “The Artist”

MUSIC (SONG)
‘Man or Muppet’ from “The Muppets”

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“The Shore”

SOUND EDITING
“Hugo”

SOUND MIXING
“Hugo”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Hugo”