Bikas Bhagat/Zeenews Bureau
French silent film 'The Artist' and period film 'Hugo' became the big winners at the star-studded 84th Academy Awards ceremony as they walked away with five honours each. 'The Artist' was named the best picture and also won the best actor and best director's trophy for Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius respectively.
'The Artist', a black and white film about a silent movie star who fears his downfall after the arrival of talkies, also won in the best costume and best original score categories. The movie is said to be the second silent film to have ever won an Oscar -- the first being 1927 film "Wings", which was awarded at the first Academy Awards in 1929.
'Hugo', directed by Martin Scorsese, won more in the techical categories. Set in 1930s Paris, it is a 3D adventure drama about a boy embroiled in the mystery of his father's death and an automaton. The film took away the honours in best cinematography, best art direction, best sound editing, best sound mixing and visual effects categories.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep received her third Oscar at the glittering ceremony at the Kodak Theatre here Sunday night. She won the best actress award for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', which won the best makeup award too.
Here's a list of the winners of the coveted trophy:
Best Motion Picture: 'The Artist'
Best Actress in the Lead Role: Meryl Streep for 'The Iron Lady'.
Best Actor in the Lead Role: Jean Dujardin in 'The Artist'.
Best Director: Winning for the third time, Michel Hazanavicius for 'The Artist'.
Best Animated Short Film: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore'.
Best Documentary (Short Subject): Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
for 'Saving Face'.
Best Short Film (Live Action): Terry George and Oorlagh George for 'The Shore'.
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen for 'Midnight in Paris'. The Academy contrulated Woody Allen and accepted the award on behalf of him.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat and Paxton for 'The Decendants'.
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie for 'Man or Muppet'.
Best Original Score: Winning for the first time Ludovic Bruce for 'The Artist'.
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for his role in the 'Beginnings'.
Best Visual Effects: The Oscar went to Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning for 'Hugo'.
Best Animated Feature film: 'Rango', Gore Verbinski.
Best Documentary: 'Undefeated'. The award was received by TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley for 'Hugo'.
Best Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty for 'Hugo'.
Best Film Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for 'The Help'. She got a standing ovation. Octavia cried and thanked Academy, her family, 'HELP' family. "I share this award with everyone", she said.
Best Foreign Language Film: Asghar Farhadi for an Iranian film 'A Separation'.
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for 'The Iron Lady'.
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges for ‘The Artist’.
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti (Production Design); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration) for ‘Hugo’. The husband wife thank Martin Scorsese and dedicate award to Italy.
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for 'Hugo'. "Martin you are genius, I am glad you put cinematography first!", said Robert.