The 2012 Academy Awards, The List of Winners

This year the 2012 Academy Awards delivered the usual amount of funny, drab, homage and were delivered.  Billy Crystal stepped up and hosted with his usual comedic style.  But were there any surprises tonight?

This year the big nominees for the Academy Awards was Hugo, with 11 and The Artist, with 10 Oscar nominations.  Below, are the winners listed, as they were announced and to compare, the number of nominations.

As you can see, Hugo came out of the gate strong, with The Artist right on its tail.  Transformers 3 had 3 nominations but found themselves dusted each time dangit.  (The TV Guide Magazine twitter helmer reminded me, that's why they have the MTV Movie Awards.  LOL.)

Below is the list of winners, as they were presented during the Oscar telecast:

Category Oscar Winner
Achievement in Cinematography  Hugo
Best Art Direction  Hugo
Best Costume Design  The Artist
Best Makeup  The Iron Lady
Best Foreign Language Film  A Separation (Iran)
Best Supporting Actress  Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Best Film Editing  Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Sound Editing  Hugo
Best Sound Mixing  Hugo
Best Documentary Feature  Undefeated
Best Animated Feature  Rango
Best Visual Effects  Hugo
Best Supporting Actor  Christopher Plummer!
Best Original Score  The Artist
Best Original Song  Man or Muppet
Best Adapted Screenplay  The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay  Midnight in Paris
Best Live Action Short  The Shore
Best Documentary Short Subject  Saving Face
Best Animated Short Film  Fantastic Flying Books of
 Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Director  Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actor  Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Best Actress  Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Picture  The Artist

The '2+' Nomination Tally:
11         “Hugo”
10         “The Artist”
6         “Moneyball”
6         “War Horse”
5         “The Descendants”
5         “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
4         “Midnight in Paris”
4         “The Help”
3         “Albert Nobbs”
3         “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
3         “The Tree of Life”
3         “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
3         “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
2         “Bridesmaids”
2         “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
2         “My Week with Marilyn”
2         “The Iron Lady”

Thanks to the TV Guide Magazine Twitter account.  I had to step away for the last 30 or 45 minutes and he/she kept to the subject at hand and delivered content, sans a lot of the op-ed from other accounts.  That was refreshing.