And the 84th Annual Academy Award Winners Are…

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Oscar Tropy 84 278x300 And the 84th Annual Academy Award Winners Are...Despite a ton of big names, this year was pretty weak for Oscar nominees.  Many of the films or performers I thought should have been, at the very least, nominated weren’t and those that were, should not have been.  Despite some of my cynacism, Billy Crystal did a solid job as host once again, a friend of mine’s father took home an Oscar for his live action short and Meryl Streep finally, and rightly, won her third Oscar after being nominated for a record setting 17 times.

In case you decided to skip the show last night or just couldn’t make it through the entire show, here is the complete list of Award Winners.

Best Picture “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) A La Petite Reine/Studio 37/La Classe Américaine/JD Prod/France3 Cinéma/Jouror Productions/uFilm Production, Thomas Langmann, Producer

Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep “The Iron Lady” (The Weinstein Company)

Actor in a Leading Role Jean Dujardin “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)

Directing Michel Hazanavicius “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)

Short Film (Animated) “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” A Moonbot Studios LA Production, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

Documentary (Short Subject) “Saving Face” A Milkhaus/Jungefilm Production, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Short Film (Live Action) “The Shore” An All Ashore Production, Terry George and Oorlagh George

Screenplay (Original) “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen

Screenplay (Adapted) “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Music (Original Song) “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Music (Original Score) “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Ludovic Bource

Actor in a Supporting Role Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” (Focus Features)

Visual Effects “Hugo” (Paramount) Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning

Animated Feature Film “Rango” (Paramount) Gore Verbinski

Documentary (Feature) “Undefeated” (The Weinstein Company) A Spitfire Pictures Production, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Sound Mixing “Hugo” (Paramount) Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

Sound Editing “Hugo” (Paramount) Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Film Editing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony) Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

Actress in a Supporting Role Octavia Spencer in “The Help” (Touchstone)

Foreign Language Film “A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics) Iran

Makeup “The Iron Lady” (The Weinstein Company) Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Costume Design “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Mark Bridges

Art Direction “Hugo” (Paramount) Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

Cinematography “Hugo” (Paramount) Robert Richardson

Alex DiGiovanna