By Phil Contrino
Commentary: History will not be kind to this pick.
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Commentary: Sad to see Viola Davis lose this one.
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Commentary: Dujardin has to be careful about picking roles now, or he'll fade fast.
Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist
Commentary: Let's see if this guy can stick around as long as Scorsese, Payne, Allen and Malick.
Best Animated Short:
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Documentary Short:
Best Live Action Short Film:
Best Original Screenplay:
Midnight in Paris
Commentary: "You just won an Oscar, Woody!" "Yes, but I'm going to die some day."
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Commentary: Great pick in a very strong category.
Best Original Song:
"Man or Muppet" by Bret McKenzie
Commentary: Yes!!! Great song choice, Academy.
Best Original Score:
Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Commentary: And Christopher Plummer wins for his entire career. Well deserved.
Best Visual Effects:
Commentary: Thought Rise of the Planet of the Apes win this one, but I guess it was no match for the Hugo juggernaut.
Best Animated Film:
Best Sound Mixing:
Commentary: 4 wins already! Go Team Scorsese.
Best Sound Editing:
Commentary: Tons of love for Hugo. Please let it upset The Artist for Best Pic.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Commentary: A surprise win! Good. The show needs more of that.
Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Commentary: A standing ovation? Wow. That's a great Oscar moment.
Best Foreign Language Film:
Commentary: A no-brainer and 100% deserved. A much-needed political statement.
The Iron Lady
Best Costume Design:
Mark Bridges, The Artist
Best Art Direction:
Commentary: 2 quick wins for Hugo in very tough categories. Lots of love for Scorsese.
Robert Richardson, Hugo
Commentary: A huge win for the 3D movement. Still, I was really rooting for Tree of Life.