"The Artist" Wins Big At Oscars

Academy Awards voters have spoken up for "The Artist," the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes Sunday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not since the World War I saga "Wings" was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929 had a silent film earned the top prize.

It was an emotional best supporting actress win for Octavia Spencer for her work as a sassy maid in "The Help". She was overcome with emotion as she took the stage to a standing ovation.

Christopher Plummer won best supporting actor for his role as an elderly widower who comes out of the closet in "The Beginners". At 82-years-old, Plummer becomes the oldest person to win an acting Oscar.

Best director honors went to french director Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist". He beat out some of the best directors in the business including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen.

Meryl Streep took home the third best actress Oscar of her career for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady". Streep holds the record for Oscar nominations with 17 but her last win came 29 years ago for "Sophie's Choice".

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  • by jimmy Location: tick bite on Feb 27, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    Did not see any of the movies but it may be nice to go to a movie with out hearing a cuss word
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    I don't understand all the uneducated ingorant comments in this topic. If you don't like the movies, don't go see them. But don't trash a movie that you've never seen. Just because you are not educated enough to enjoy the movies in question doesn't mean everybody else is as ignorant.
  • by Uncle Sam Location: U.S.A. on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:56 AM
    Another story that should remain in Hollywood,as you can see by the lack of comments.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Feb 27, 2012 at 03:50 AM
    They put sound in movies for a reason. Wouldn't waste my money or use a free ticket to see a silent movie. 76.5 million does not a best picture,make. "The help" has made 206.7 million it seems more oscar worthy to me.
  • by Formerly Pirateman on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM
    Yawn. Yep, some real talent there in Hollywood. I'm sure nobody will ever forget those movies this year.

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