Oscars 2012 Winners List

'The Artist' nabs five total wins, including in three high-profile categories — Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

The 2012 Oscars brought awards season to a close in predictable fashion on Sunday night, as "The Artist" nabbed five total wins, including in three high-profile categories — Best Picture, Best Direction for Michel Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.

"Hugo," though, pulled off some surprising wins and ended up taking home five statuettes as well. Martin Scorsese's 3-D ode to the origins of Hollywood cinema triumphed in categories like Best Visual Effects and Best Editing. The biggest upset of the night arrived in the form of Meryl Streep's Best Actress win for "The Iron Lady," a surprising triumph over "The Help" star Viola Davis. Tate Taylor's segregation-era drama walked away with just one win — Octavia Davis for Best Supporting Actress. Here is the full list of the nominees and winners:

    Best Picture

  • WINNER: "The Artist"

    ♦ "The Descendants"

    ♦ "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

    ♦ "The Help"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "Midnight in Paris"

    ♦ "Moneyball"

    ♦ "The Tree of Life"

    ♦ "War Horse"

    Best Director

  • WINNER: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"

    ♦ Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"

    ♦ Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

    ♦ Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

    ♦ Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"

    Best Actor

  • WINNER: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"

    ♦ Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"

    ♦ George Clooney, "The Descendants"

    ♦ Gary Oldman, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

    ♦ Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

    Best Actress

  • WINNER: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"

    ♦ Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"

    ♦ Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    ♦ Viola Davis, "The Help"

    ♦ Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"

    Best Supporting Actor

  • WINNER: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

    ♦ Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"

    ♦ Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"

    ♦ Nick Nolte, "Warrior"

    ♦ Max von Sydow, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

    Best Supporting Actress

  • WINNER: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"

    ♦ Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"

    ♦ Jessica Chastain, "The Help"

    ♦ Melissa McCarthy, "Bridesmaids"

    ♦ Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"

    Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • WINNER: "The Descendants"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "The Ides of March"

    ♦ "Moneyball"

    ♦ "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

    Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • WINNER: "Midnight in Paris "

    ♦ "The Artist"

    ♦ "Bridesmaids"

    ♦ "Margin Call"

    ♦ "A Separation"

    Best Costume Design

  • WINNER: "The Artist"

    ♦ "Anonymous"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "Jane Eyre"

    ♦ "W.E."

    Best Film Editing

  • WINNER: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    ♦ "The Artist"

    ♦ "The Descendants"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "Moneyball"

    Best Makeup

  • WINNER: "The Iron Lady"

    ♦ "Albert Nobbs"

    ♦ "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

    Best Music
    (Original Score)

  • WINNER: "The Artist"

    ♦ "The Adventures of Tintin"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

    ♦ "War Horse"

    Best Music (Original Song)

  • WINNER: "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets"

    ♦ "Real in Rio" from "RIO"

    Best Sound Editing

  • WINNER: "Hugo "

    ♦ "Drive"

    ♦ "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    ♦ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

    ♦ "War Horse"

    Best Sound Mixing

  • WINNER: "Hugo"

    ♦ "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    ♦ "Moneyball"

    ♦ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    ♦ "War Horse"

    Best Visual Effects

  • WINNER: "Hugo"

    ♦ "Real Steel"

    ♦ "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

    ♦ "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

    ♦ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

    Best Foreign Language Film

  • WINNER: "A Separation" - Iran

    ♦ "Bullhead" - Belgium

    ♦ "Footnote" - Israel

    ♦ "In Darkness" -- Poland

    ♦ "Monsieur Lazhar" -- Canada

    Best Animated Feature Film

  • WINNER: "Rango"

    ♦ "Chico & Rita"

    ♦ "A Cat in Paris"

    ♦ "Kung Fu Panda 2"

    ♦ "Puss in Boots"

    Best Animated Short Film

  • WINNER: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"

    ♦ "Dimanche/Sunday"

    ♦ "La Luna"

    ♦ "A Morning Stroll"

    ♦ "Wild Life"

    Best Short Film

  • WINNER: "The Shore"

    ♦ "Pentecost"

    ♦ "Rajua"

    ♦ "Time Freak"

    ♦ "Tuba Atlantic"

    Best Documentary Feature

  • WINNER: "Undefeated"

    ♦ "Hell and Back Again"

    ♦ "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"

    ♦ "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"

    ♦ "Pina"

    Best Documentary Short

  • WINNER: " Saving Face"

    ♦ "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement"

    ♦ "God is the Bigger Elvis"

    ♦ "Incident in New Baghdad"

    ♦ "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"

    Best Art Direction

  • WINNER: "Hugo"

    ♦ "The Artist"

    ♦ "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"

    ♦ "Hugo"

    ♦ "War Horse"

    Best Cinematography

  • WINNER: "Hugo"

    ♦ "The Artist"

    ♦ "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    ♦ "The Tree of Life"

    ♦ "War Horse"

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