Moneyball and War Horse didn’t get a whole lot of love at the the Academy Awards last night, and we’re still a little confused as to how a Muppet song won a little gold guy while Madonna didn’t even get a nomination, but the Oscars didn’t ignore the East End completely.
THE BIG 6
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin
Best Actress: Viola Davis—We still think Viola was magical, but what business did we have betting against Meryl Streep?
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
AND ALL THE REST
Animated Feature: Rango
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Make-Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2—How can Margaret Thatcher have won this one? Did she even wear makeup?
Documentary Feature: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory—Can you blame us for this pick? This is the only one we’d seen!
Documentary Short: Saving Face
Film Editing: The Artist—Can’t win ’em all.
Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Original Score: The Artist
Original Song: The Muppets
Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Live Action Short Film: The Shore
Sound Editing: Transformers: Dark of the Moon—We knew “Hugo” looked really cool, but the sound was award-worthy too?
Sound Mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—“Hugo” again. Oh, well—we’re still waiting for somebody to explain the difference between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2—Should have gone with “Hugo.”
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris