Three Time Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep, Everyone
Feb 27, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
Well, the Oscars literally put me to sleep. Maybe I saw too much Marchesa on the red carpet and I succumbed to the proliferation of shots, but I was comatose by 10, 10:30. Billy Crystal did what he could in his 9th stint as host, a thankless job if there ever was one, but the show nonetheless dragged on and I tapped out around Best Cinematography. Therefore I missed Meryl Streep picking up her third Oscar, Jean Dujardin sticking it to George Clooney and The Artist becoming the first silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar since 1929. Damn you Georgina Chapman.
None of these wins came as surprises, nor did Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer cleaning up in the Supporting categories, which is probably the real reason I fell asleep. This Academy Awards, I was the least invested I've ever been. though I was hoping that Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig would be triumphant in the Best Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay categories, respectively. But the awards season track record was already against them. Like Woody Allen needed another Oscar.
In the end, Hugo and The Artist both won five trophies but the most important moment was clearly Meryl Streep ending her near 30 year losing streak by picking up a much-deserved third Oscar. Greatest living actress, indeed.
Anyway, take a gander at all the winners and let us know who you thought shoulda won, and who you thought shoulda just stayed home.
Best Picture The Artist
Actor in a Leading Role Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Actor in a Supporting Role Christopher Plummer, The Beginners
Actress in a Supporting Role Octavia Spencer, The Help
Directing Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Writing (Original Screenplay) Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Animated Feature Film Rango
Art Direction Hugo
Costume Design The Artist
Documentary Feature Undefeated
Documentary Short Saving Face
Film Editing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Foreign Language Film A Separation
Makeup The Iron Lady
Music (Original Score) The Artist
Music (Original Song) "Man or Muppet," The Muppets
Short Film (Animated) The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Short Film (Live Action) The Shore
Sound Editing Hugo
Sound Mixing Hugo
Visual Effects Hugo