The 84th edition of the Academy Awards 2012 has come to an end, but we can’t stop thinking about the wonderful things we have seen in the show. Reuters reports that “The Artist” and “Hugo” were the most appreciated movies as they took five Oscars for various categories.
Nobody thought black-and-white movies could be so successful in an era of high-tech and 3D production. Writer and director Hazanavicius decided to give it a try and he created “The Artist”, a movie about an actor who begins losing his career when the talkies appear. Ever since its first appearance on the big screen, the French production was highly appreciated by movie critics and gathered numerous prizes in various categories.
The academy Awards decided that “The Artist” deserves to receive trophies for the majority of the categories including best film, best actor for Jean Dujardin’s performance, as well as best musical score and costume design.
The second most appreciated film at the gala was another early filmmaking ode, “Hugo” which was directed by Martin Scorsese. Everybody was expecting this movie to receive an award given its 11 nominalizations; however, the five trophies were a good surprise for everyone. “Hugo” got five wins for cinematography, art direction, sound editing and mixing and visual effects.
Meryl Streep’s performance in “The Iron Lady” brought her an Oscar for the category of Best Lead Actress. This is the third award that Streep takes out of 17 nominalizations in her entire career. The actress even joked about this during her speech telling the audience that they are probably tired of seeing her on stage. Then she added “whatever”. Streep was later on, overcome by emotions when she thanked her husband for his support.
Christopher Plummer was the oldest actor to get a trophy at the Sunday ceremony. He won his first Oscar thanks to his interpretation in the “Beginners”, a movie about an elderly gay man who decides to let his family know that he is homosexual. Plummer, 82, said he is only two years older than the Oscar statue and asked where the statue had been all his life.
Octavia Spencer won an award for Best Supporting Actress due to her role in “The Help”. She thanked the Academy for putting her with the “hottest guy in the room” upon the receipt of the trophy.