They came, they saw, they conquered. The Academy Awards delivered their awards last night and it was, surprising to say the least. ”The Artist” walked away with five Oscars including Best Picture, Director, and Actor for Jean Dujardin. ”Hugo” made a very strong showing as well, winning five technical awards.
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In case you missed the announcement during the LIVE Blog last night, Steve McQueen’s emotionally resonate film, “Shame” won the fifth season of the Awards Circuit’s Academy Idol.
The film starring Michael Fassbender and Academy Award Nominee Carey Mulligan beat presumed early frontrunner, “Drive.” Both films had never been in the Bottom Three or Two during the voting weeks. Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is also the second runner-up in history, joining Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” to never be in the bottom three and lose the title. This is also the first time that the ACCA winner (“The Artist”) did not make the finale. “Shame” also has the smallest box office of any previous Idol winner.
Thanks to all our readership for a productive and amazing season of Academy Idol. Make sure to join us in November when we do it all over again.
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On the biggest night in Hollywood, there are many surprises and disappointments that occur than what just happens during the awards ceremony. I realize in the new millennium, fashion has become a huge thing, especially on the night of some of the biggest awards shows, and not many people dig it. But I’m one of those people who really does get into fashion and what the stars choose to wear.
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I went 20 for 24. Not my best day but not bad either. I’m heartbroken for Viola Davis. I know some of Meryl fans will gloat. Gloat away.
Best Picture – The Artist
Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”
Best Actor – Jean Dujardin for “The Artist”
Best Actress – Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”
Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”
Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer for “The Help”
Best Original Screenplay – Woody Allen for “Midnight in Paris”
Best Adapted Screenplay – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash for “The Descendants”
Best Animated Feature – “Rango”
Best Art Direction – “Hugo”
Best Cinematography – “Hugo”
Best Costume Design – “The Artist”
Best Film Editing – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Makeup – “The Iron Lady”
Best Sound Mixing – “Hugo”
Best Sound Editing – “Hugo”
Best Visual Effects – “Hugo”
Best Original Score – Ludovic Bource for “The Artist”
Best Original Song – “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
Best Documentary Feature – “Undefeated”
Best Foreign Language Film – “A Separation”
Best Animated Short – “The Flying Books..”
Best Live Action Short – “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short – “Saving Face”
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