Best Actor- Jean Dujardin
Best Original Score- Ludovic Bource
Best Costume Design- Mark Bridges
Best Director- Michel Hazanavicius
This was ultimately my favourite film of this year and I found it simply enchanting. It has been one of my favourite cinema-going experiences in a good while, and is deserving of the categories it won.
Best Foreign Language Film
This is a great film indeed that follows marital issues- something that occurs worldwide, which makes it so accessible for audiences everywhere. The script was solid and the acting was great. It definitely deserves this win.
Midnight in Paris
Best Original Screenplay- Woody Allen
I had a very good feeling that Midnight in Paris would win this and it is very deserving of this. The script was very fresh and was filled with great sentimentality. Thumbs up to Woody Allen.
Best Supporting Actress- Octavia Spencer
Best Cinematography- Robert Richardson
Best Art Direction- Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
It may not have won big main categories, but with its visual richness, it got best cinematography, visual effects and art direction. Clearly a technical achievement in the eyes of the academy.
Best Adapted Screenplay
I would have liked to see George Clooney win best actor, but it seems Dujardin stole the show. Anyway, for best adapted screenplay I thought Hugo would win, but, I guess not.
Best Animated Film
This was definitely this years best animated film from my perspective and after 2 viewings, I can say that this crisply animated wonder is an excellent homage to the western genre. It is deserving of winning best animated film.
The Iron Lady
Best Actress- Meryll Streep
Best Make-Up- Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
I am sure this surprised some people, but to an extent Streep deserves this award. The film may not be spectacular, but Streep carries it through very nicely.
Category Win Predictions Made: 15
Correct Win Predictions Made:10
I am surprised how many correct predictions I made, but some were not as wanted to win, but rather I felt were going to win. There are some people out there who did not like The Artist which is fine, as every film will have multiple opinions good and bad. For me, it has been one of the best films in the past 10 years that is simply wonderful to watch as a filmgoer.
It seems that the Academy have taken a liking to nostalgia this year. With The Iron Lady beign a biopic set throughout the ages, Hugo and The Artist being set in the 20's and 30's and even The Help being set in the 60's. The two films that won the most awards have something in common- they are both homages to cinema. I am talking of The Artist and Hugo of course.
Overall, I think Oscar night went well. What do you think?