The mostly silent feature “The Artist” was not so silent tonight at the Oscars.  Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white film took home statues for best picture, best director, best actor, as well as for best score and costume design.

Billy Crystal, hosting for the 9th time (wow!), brought a fairly uneventful Oscars presentation (aside from Sacha Cohen’s red carpet antics) into port with a steady hand.

The biggest loser of the night was obviously Ryan Seacrest’s tux (see Cohen comment above and any celebrity rag tomorrow).  A complete list of the 2012 Academy Award winners follows below:

Best Picture:
“The Artist”

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

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 Original Screenplay:
“Midnight in Paris”:  Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“The Descendants”:   Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash

Best Animated Feature:
“Rango”

Best Foreign Language FIlm:
“A Separation” (Iranian)

Best Documentary Feature:
“Undefeated”

Best Cinematography:
“Hugo”:  Robert Richardson

Best Film Editing:
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”:  Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best Art Direction:
“Hugo”:  Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Costume Design:
“The Artist”:  Mark Bridges

Best Original Score:
“The Artist”:  Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song:
“Man or Muppet”, The Muppets: Bret McKenzie

Best Sound Editing:
“Hugo”:  Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

Best Sound Mixing:
“Hugo”:  Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

Best Visual Effects:
“Hugo”:   Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning

Best Makeup:
“The Iron Lady”:  Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Best Animated Short:
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

Best Live Action Short:
“The Shore”

Best Documentary Short:
“Saving Face”

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