Academy Awards Wiki

Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo in The Artist


The Artist - clip - tip tap a due (Tap dancing) (claquettes)

The closing dance number from The Artist


Billy Crystal hosts the show for the ninth time. Eddie Murphy was going to host but dropped out because one of the old producers of the show dropped out first. A Separation became the first film from the Middle East to win a foreign language film Oscar. Tuba Atlantic's nomination for Best Live Action Short was revoked 5 months after the ceremony when they found out that it was broadcast on TV before in 2010. Oprah Winfrey was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for efforts that promote hope around the world and goodwill for the film industry. Two honrary Oscars were given. One to Dick Smith for his unparalleled mastery of texture, shade, form, and illusion and one to James Earl Jones for his legacy of consistent excellence and uncommon versatility. The Scientific Technical Award was presented to Franz Kraus. Johannes Steurer, and Wolfgang Riedel "for the design and development of the ARRILASER film recorder"


Rango won Best Animated Feature

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore won Best Animated Short

Undefeated won Best Documentary Feature

Saving Face won Best Documentary Short

Iran won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry A Separation

The Shore won Best Live Action Short

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo won Best Film Editing

The Muppets won Best Original Song (Man Or Muppet)

The Descendants won Best Adapted Screenplay

Midnight In Paris won Best Original Screenplay

The Help won Best Supporting Actress

Beginners won Best Supporting Actor

The Iron Lady won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Makeup

Hugo won 5 Academy Awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects

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The Artist won its 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design