It’s that time of year again, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences joins together with the Hollywood community to pose on a red carpet, then hand out little gold men to those who have made the greatest achievements in cinema over the past year (I dare you to say that last part aloud without snickering). Wondering who will nab best picture? Will George Clooney score a Best Actor statuette? Will The Artist win big? Will Billy Crystal be an embarrassing and smugly unwatchable “safe” host? Check out our Academy Awards roundup after the jump!
Updating with each Academy Award win! Keep checking bad to see who scored an Oscar!
And be sure to compare the outcome to our Oscar Predictions list!
Following an insufferable red carpet ceremony (Rooney Mara looked as if she was preparing to ritualistically kill herself during a Ryan Seacrest interview), and an even more insufferable Billy Crystal opening set (oh, yes, thank you for bringing back that Sammy Davis Jr. impression that America was clamoring for, Billy), the Oscars got down to the nitty gritty of actually handing out, well, Oscars, in the midst of several sound issue and Sacha Baron Cohen mugging.
In the end, The Artist didn’t make the grand sweep many predicted it would, but the silent film managed to garner Best Film, Director and Actor, while Christopher Plummer, Meryl Streep, and Octavia Spencer all predictably won their respective Acting categories. Not exactly a year for big surprises, no? Check out the full list of winners below.
- Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Artist
- Best Achievement in Directing: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin for The Artist
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer for Beginners
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer for The Help
- Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
- Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
- Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Hugo – Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
- Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Hugo – Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty
- Best Achievement in Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
- Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: A Separation – Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
- Best Achievement in Makeup: The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
- Best Achievement in Costume Design: The Artist – Mark Bridges
- Best Achievement in Art Direction: Hugo – Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
- Best Achievement in Cinematography: Hugo – Robert Richardson
- Best Documentary, Features: Undefeated – Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, Rich Middlemas
- Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Rango – Gore Verbinski
- Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Hugo – Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning
- Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: The Artist – Ludovic Bource
- Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: The Muppets – Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
- Best Short Film, Live Action: The Shore – Terry George, Oorlagh George
- Best Documentary, Short Subjects: Saving Face – Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
- Best Short Film, Animated: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg