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84th Academy Awards Results

The winners for the Oscars tonight were:

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 Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants

Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Cinematography: Hugo

Best Original Score: The Artist

Best Original Song: “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets

Best Art Direction: Hugo

Best Costume Design: The Artist

Best Makeup: The Iron Lady

Best Visual Effects: Hugo

Best Sound Mixing: Hugo

Best Sound Editing: Hugo

Best Animated Feature: Rango

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated

Best Documentary Short: Saving Face

Best Live-Action Short: The Shore

Best Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books or Mr. Morris Lessmore

To recap quickly: on my personal ballot, I got 16/24… so I passed (even after picking against Woody Allen and making two other decisions I knew were not that smart). And on the ballot I told others to take, I got somewhere between 17 and 20 out of 24. It all depends on which way you want to grade Doc. Short, Doc. Feature and Animated Short. Still, not bad. Full recap on all the categories tomorrow.

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