27th Feb 2012Posted in: News Comments Off
Hooray for The Artist!Awards season is over for another year. Last night's Oscars saw the big award go to—surprise, surprise—The Artist, which picked up a total of five wins (Best Film, Actor, Costume Design, Original Score and Director) out of its ten total nominations. Also heading home with a quintet of statuettes was Martin Scorsese's Hugo, whose wins in many of the more technical categories—Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, in addition to Best Cinematography and Art Direction—had the legendary director's name thrown out in thank you speeches time and time again during the first half of the show.
In an night devoid of any big surprises, there was still an upset courtesy of Meryl Streep, who won for Best Actress courtesy of her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Though Streep has been nominated a grand total of 17 times, only three of those have been wins, and the last time she found herself ascending the stage at the Kodak Theatre to deliver an acceptance speech was in 1983 for Sophie's Choice.