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Edited by on February 27 2012 at 8:53 AM

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

Three Time Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep, Everyone

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

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim RashThe Descendants

Animated Feature Film


Art Direction

Costume Design
The Artist

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short
Saving Face

Film Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Foreign Language Film
A Separation

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

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at