2012 ‘Academy Awards’ Winners!

‘The Artist’ takes Best Picture! Check out the full list of winners of ‘The 84th Academy Awards’ inside.
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The 84th Annual Academy Awards winners are here. Take a look below to see who took home the Oscars.


  • The Descendants

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    The Help


    Midnight in Paris


    The Tree of Life

    War Horse


  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

    Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

    Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

    Alexander Payne - The Descendants

    Martin Scorsese - Hugo


  • Jean Dujardin - The Artist

    Demián Bichir - A Better Life

    George Clooney - The Descendants

    Brad Pitt - Moneyball

    Gary Oldman - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

    Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs

    Viola Davis - The Help

    Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn


  • Christopher Plummer - Beginners

    Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn

    Jonah Hill - Moneyball

    Nick Nolte - Warrior

    Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


  • Octavia Spencer - The Help

    Bérénice Bejo - The Artist

    Jessica Chastain - The Help

    Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

    Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs


  • The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

    Hugo - John Logan

    The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

    Moneyball - Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan


  • Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

    The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

    Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

    Margin Call - J.C. Chandor

    A Separation - Asghar Farhadi


  • Iran, A Separation, Asghar Farhadi, director

    Belgium, Bullhead, Michael R. Roskam, director

    Canada, Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau, director

    Israel, Footnote, Joseph Cedar, director

    Poland, In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, director


  • Rango

    A Cat in Paris

    Chico & Rita

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Puss in Boots


  • Undefeated - Daniel Lindsay, and Richard Middlemas

    Hell and Back Again - Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

    If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front - Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory - Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

    Pina - Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel


  • Hugo - Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

    The Artist - Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

    Midnight in Paris - Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil

    War Horse - Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales


  • Hugo - Robert Richardson

    The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth

    The Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki

    War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


  • The Artist - Mark Bridges

    Anonymous - Lisy Christl

    Hugo - Sandy Powell

    Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor

    W.E. - Arianne Phillips


  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

    The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius

    The Descendants - Kevin Tent

    Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker

    Moneyball - Christopher Tellefsen


  • The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

    Albert Nobbs - Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng


  • The Artist - Ludovic Bource

    The Adventures of Tintin - John Williams

    Hugo - Howard Shore

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Alberto Iglesias

    War Horse - John Williams


  • "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets - Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

    "Real in Rio" from Rio - Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett


  • Hugo - Tom Fleischman and Midgley

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson

    Moneyball - Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin

    War Horse - Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson


  • Hugo - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

    Drive - Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Ren Klyce

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

    War Horse - Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom


  • Hugo - Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson

    Real Steel - Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier


  • Saving Face - Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid

    The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement - Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

    God Is the Bigger Elvis - Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

    Incident in New Baghdad - James Spione

    The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom - Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen


  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

    Dimanche - Patrick Doyon

    La Luna - Enrico Casarosa

    A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

    Wild Life - Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby


  • The Shore - Terry George and Oorlagh George

    Pentecost - Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane

    Raju - Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren

    Time Freak - Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

    Tuba Atlantic - Hallvar Witzø

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  • redcameraman • 4 years ago

    I was really expecting "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" to win for Best Visual Effects, because I seriously think NO other movie can outsmart Weta Digital. Hard to believe "Hugo" outsmarted them (I still haven't seen it though).

    And for "War Horse," I never saw that movie either, but considering how famous it was in the theaters back in late December, I was expecting THAT movie to win for Best Picture. I was also disappointed that John Williams did not win Best Score for neither "War Horse" nor "Tintin." He's one of my Top 5 favorite composers, and he did not win for either one of those 2 movies. Such a shame.

    But hey, at least "Rango" won for Best Animated Feature, which was the ONLY pick I liked than the others.


    • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

      The show was decent, the winners were terrible pics.

      I absolutely LOVE Meryl Streep, but she did NOT deserve that Oscar last night, that was Michelle Williams'.

      Rise of the Apes not only got snubbed from Best Supporting Actor, but they even snubbed it from Visual Effects. I mean c'mon, Hugo deserved the other wins but VFX? They just couldn't get their noses out of Scorsese's ass.

      The Artist deserved it's nominations, but Best Picture was a bit too much, and Best Actor was way too much.

      Billy Crystal was barely OK, completely forgettable. Shame Eddie Murphy backed out, he would've done a great job. Will Ferrell and Zack Galiafinakis stole the show with that bit.

      Honestly, I haven't cared about the Oscar's Awards for some time now, I only watched it to see some celebrity gossip. I'd rather watch the Academy's Science and Technology Awards.


      • m2 • 4 years ago

        @bruce-ha I agree.


        • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

          @bawnian-dexeus Definitely and AFI. Hopefully sooner rather than later.


          • bruce-ha • 4 years ago

            @ROFLitschristian Depends on what your definition of a "good" movie is, and that is subject to change since we all have our own opinions and tastes.

            I believe the winners were well deserved winners, even though alot of movies were overlooked.

            Drive is one of my favorites and it didn't get the praise it deserves, but still alot of other movies who also deserved praise got it.


            • bruce-ha • 4 years ago

              @m2 The overall theme of recently released acclaimed movies seem to be towards the making of film and the magic of film.

              The Artist, Tree of Life, Hugo... just to name a few.

              It's been a great celebration of how wonderful this medium of art really is.


              • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                If I'm going to be perfectly honest, I thought the awards were total sh*t. Not just the show itself, but all the noms and awards. Every year my interest lowers for these things. It's all about being popular rather than being good... whatever.


                • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                  @thedude-abides If not an Oscar, probably an AFI


                  • m2 • 4 years ago

                    Call it a boring night, but I saw it as a whole day of celebrating film. We all have different opinions on who we want to see win so its impossible to satisfy everyone. I don't think its right to have surprises just to be unpredictable.


                    • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                      @bruce-ha Here's to hoping you're right.


                      • bruce-ha • 4 years ago

                        @thedude-abides I'm sure Gary Oldman will get many roles for the next 5-10 years, after his wonderful role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

                        He will be rewarded. I'm sure of it.


                        • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                          @bruce-ha I'm not gonna say he'll never win, but the fact that he's been the best character actor in Hollywood for 15 years and it took him this long into his career before garnering his first nomination doesn't bode well for his chances, obviously.


                          • bruce-ha • 4 years ago

                            @narrator I don't get it. I've heard it twice now, that Oldman won't get another Oscar chance. Why wouldn't he? Is he dying or have i missed something? If Christopher Plummer gets an award at 82 then there should be no doubt in your mind that Oldman, sooner rather than later, will get recognized by the academy. I agree with you that alot of great movies and actors were overlooked but you can't dispute with any of the winners. There weren't really that many who didn't deserve the award they got. I'm still optimistic on Oldmans chances of getting an award sometime soon.

                            I can't say this enough, the Artist was an absolute amazing movie. The love between the two protagonists is untouchable and should be compared to the likes of Titanic. When she looks at the film George Valentin was holding on to during the fire i thought my tearducts would dry up for ever. That kind of emotions being evoked on the audience and being a black/white silenced movie... It deserved the praise. My new favorite film of all time.


                            • renodc • 4 years ago

                              Everything was pretty much what I expected. I was very suprised that Hugo got Visual Effects over Apes, and even though Christopher Plummer was good, I think he most likely got his on the substance of his role (if you know what I mean) & his age. Personally, I was much more moved by Nick Nolte in Warrior.


                              • renodc • 4 years ago

                                @doubler0522 I agree. Not taking anything away from Streep, but I thought Viola Davis should have won.


                                • narrator • 4 years ago

                                  @bruce-ha, haha. Funny. Don't feel sad for me, I'm a happy go lucky guy and sad people annoy me to no ends. My '62' comment was in regards to the prestigious *ssholes who nominate their friend more often than the deserving party, which may or may not have been the case for the Best Actor award.

                                  I thought Alex was good, absolutely, but Oldman was flawless in a far harder role to pull off, IMO. Not to mention that he'll likely never get nominated again, which is what I was acknowledging more than anything. The man deserves a lifetime achievement award more thank Tom Hanks and others I've seen receive them.

                                  The Oldman conversation and the Academy being a bunch of old snobs and bigots are related comments, true, but not necessarily the same argument. So yeah, don't really know where you're going with the whole Artist point... I felt Hugo swept for no reason, and I was rooting for Tree of Life, but I'm not ticked at the Artist's wins. More like I'm ticked at Meryl's third win, Rise of the Planet of the Apes visual effects snub, Tintin's snub (it didn't get nominated), Drive's snub, Shame's snub, etc.


                                  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

                                    @darkknight406 -- I heard Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara did an outstanding job in the movies that they starred in - I can't say the same for Meryl Streep. I heard it was a decent performance, but nothing more.

                                    It's the Academy Awards, and Meryl Streep starred in a movie, how is she not going to win? Think about it. The Academy Awards is the most biased award ceremony of all-time, or at least I'd like to think so.


                                    • darkknight406 • 4 years ago

                                      boring night, no happy surprises, Meryl Streep really didn't deserve that Oscar, Warhorse did deserve at least one Oscar but didn't get it, Billy Cristal was ok. The Artist was the film of the night, also Hugo too. the rest was boring, sorry but true


                                      • ghostman • 4 years ago

                                        I was thinking that Hugo would win every award, but it was just like Avatar: it only won the technical awards, which is fine, because The Artist deserved to win every other award :)


                                        • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

                                          finally, Im so much happier this year than last time, congrats Artist! and Im happy no one left out Transformers: Dark of the Moon on a technical level


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