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2012 Academy Awards Winners

The Artist

Silence is Golden - The Artist Wins 5 Oscars
"The Artist", the silent movie everyone is talking about, won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Best Actor Oscar - Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
- Best Actor -

Fresh from its success in the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards, the reatively low budget, "The Artist", continued its successful run of award ceromonies and harvested yet more gold in this years Oscars... soundly trouncing big-budget Hollywood 2011 releases, such as The Descendants and Hugo.

The Artist outshone the other contender for major category honours, Hugo. Whilst equalling The Artist in the number of awards, Hugo had to contend with mainly technical accolades.

Meryl Streep -- Iron Lady
Meryl Streep is Margaret Thatcher
Photo Credit: Alex Bailey / Courtesy of Pathe Productions Ltd

Iron Lady
The legacy of Margaret Thatcher continues to touch the lives of Brits and, for anyone who lived through those years of strikes, strife and war, she will never be forgotten, whether liked or loathed. Now the young and the rest of the world can get a taste of the Thatcher phenomenon, with Meryl Streep's performance as Margaret Thatcher in "Iron Lady" which has earnt her the Best Actress Oscar award.

A special mention should also go to Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, who won the Oscar for Best Make-up for transforming Meryl Streep into Maggie!

Never Too Late
Just to prove that it is never too late to reap glittering prizes, at the age of 82, Christopher Plummer has won his first ever Oscar for his supporting role in "Beginners",

The Winners
The two films that dominated the awards evening, were The Artist and Hugo. Below, with five Oscars each. Below you can see in which categories the Oscars were awarded. Click the clapperboard image to view a trailer.

"The Artist" - Oscars

The Artist - Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture Oscar - to view the trailer, click this image

"The Artist"
Best Picture
Best Actor (Leading Role)
Best Director
Best Music (Original Score)
Best Costume

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"Hugo" - Oscars

Hugo - Winner of 5 Academy Awards - to view the trailer, click this image

"Hugo"
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects

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Scroll down to see the other Oscar winners in the main award categories... click on the Clapperboard image to pop-up a trailer.

Best Actress, Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady - to view the trailer, click this image
Meryl Streep
"Iron Lady"

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Best Actor, Supporting Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Christopher Plummer in Beginners - to view the trailer, click this image
Christopher Plummer
"The Beginners"

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Best Actress, Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar, Octavia Spencer in The Help - to view the trailer, click this image
Octavia Spencer
"The Help"

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Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Woody Allen wins Best Writer, Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris - to view the trailer, click this image
Woody Allen
"Midnight in Paris"

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Oscar Winners
For a full list of Oscar Winners in all categories, click the Oscar image on the right Oscar winners all categories - click here
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Oscar Nominations
All films nominated for Best Picture (inc trailers), click the Oscar image on the right On this website
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Full list of 2012 Oscar nominations
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2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards - The Oscars
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Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2012 - winners and trailers - click here
Golden Globe
2012 Winners

2012 Awards.
To see the award winners in the major film categories and to view trailers, click the link below.
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Adventures of Tin Tin

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Adventures of Tin Tin

The Secret of the Unicorn.
All time French cartoon favourite Tin Tin, gets the Hollywood treatment by Steven Spielberg. Coming to a cinema near you ... soon
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A Cat in Paris

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A Cat in Paris
EFA Nominated Film

European Film Awards
Nominated for the Award for Best Animated Feature film, A Cat in Paris (Un Vie de Chat) - one for the kids.
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Appollonide

Appollonide -to read the review and to see the trailer - click here
Appollonide
set in a "Belle Epoque"
Paris brothel

Review
'I wish I hadn't seen this film last night'. So writes blogger and occasional French News Online contributor, John Preedy, as he slams this film set in a 'Belle Epoque' brothel
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Buttons Wars

Buttons War
It looked like a fierce box-office war was brewing, as two new French movies about the same story, geared up for a simultaneous cinema release, this September
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DVD NEWS

Top of the DVD Charts


Harry Potter
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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2