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Hugo, The Artist Lead Oscars

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<i>Hugo</i>, <i>The Artist</i> Lead Oscars

Hugo, director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s 2007 comics/prose hybrid novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, won five Academy Awards on Sunday, tying with The Artist. The latter was named best picture, marking the first time in 83 years that a silent movie to claim top honors.

The Artist also walked away with wins in four other categories, including best actor for Jean Dujardin and best director for Michel Hazanavicius. Hugo took home awards for visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, art direction and cinematography.

Other winners — none of them exactly surprises — included Meryl Streep for best actress in The Iron Lady, Christopher Plummer for best supporting actor in Beginners, Octavia Spencer for best supporting actress in The Help, and Rango for best animated feature.

Here are the winners in the top Oscar categories:

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Short Documentary: Saving Face
Best Live-Action Short: The Shore
Best Foreign Feature: A Separation
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Original Song: “Man or Muppet,” Bret McKenzie, The Muppets
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Visual Effects: Hugo
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated
Best Sound Mixing: Hugo
Best Sound Editing: Hugo
Best Film Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady
Best Costume Design: The Artist
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Cinematography: Hugo

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