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The Artist wins big at Oscars

27th February 2012

The Artist was the big winner at the 84th Academy Awards, scooping five Oscars, but there was also joy for literary adaptations The Help, The Descendants and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

After being nominated in ten categories, The Artist took home three of the five 'major' Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor - as well as the Best Original Score and Best Costume Design gongs.

The other 'major' Oscars went to Meryl Streep (Best Actress), for her performance in The Iron Lady, and Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Best Adapted Screenplay), for their adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings' The Descendants.

Meanwhile, David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo took home the Best Film Editing Oscar and Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Minny Jackson in the film version of Kathryn Stockett's The Help.

Martin Scorsese's Hugo was the other big winner at the Academy Awards, taking home five Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

However, there was no joy for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's beloved children's novel War Horse, which failed to win a single award despite being nominated in six categories.

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