Movies about movies were the big winners during the 84th Academy Awards.
"The Artist", the French-made black-and-white homage to silent cinema, was the big winner with a total of five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Directing (by Michel Hazanavicius). The film’s charming star, Jean Dujardin, won Best Actor, while Meryl Streep accepted her first Oscar in 29 years — and her third overall — for playing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady".
Another winner is another homage to films of yore, this time by Martin Scorsese. "Hugo" bagged five Oscars in Best Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects categories.
Most of the winning films are still showing in theatres nationwide. We give you the skinny on "Hugo", "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close", "The Iron Lady", "Midnight in Paris" and "The Descendants".
French silent film "The Artist" starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo has carried off the top prize at the 2012 Academy awards. Here's the full list of winners
Reviews of Oscar contenders and winners in cinemas now
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