The Rundown

And the Oscar Goes To…

There weren’t many surprises expected going into the Oscars ceremony – although it was thought that if anyone would beat Meryl Streep it was going to be Viola Davis.

Other than that, it was pretty much as expected – with The Artist sweeping 5 categories including Best Motion Picture and Best Direction. I am incredibly happy for the movie, which I first saw in Cannes last year and then again at the New York Film Festival. It’s a charming, heartfelt movie that gave me a rewarding cinematic experience.

As director Hazanavicius said when he thanked the film’s cast, including its canine star Uggie: “It’s life is full of grace and it brings to us joy and happiness.”

82-year old Christopher Plummer became the oldest person ever to win an acting Oscar, saying: “You’re only 2 years older than me, darling, where have you been all my life?”

Bless.

And the winners were:

Best Picture – The Artist

Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Original Screenplay – Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay – Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Best Actor – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Cinematography – Hugo

Best Art Direction – Hugo

Best Make-up – The Iron Lady

Best Costume Design – The Artist

Best Sound Mixing – Hugo

Best Sound Editing – Hugo

Best Film Editing – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

For the full list go here.

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