Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer completed their awards-season sweep, winning for their supporting roles in The Help and Beginners, respectively. Spencer is the fifth black actress to win in the category, while Plummer, 82, became the oldest acting-winner ever, dethroning Jessica Tandy, who was 80 when she won for Driving Miss Daisy.
Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash (The Descendants) and Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) took home the adapted and original screenplay honors, respectively. Allen, an expected no-show, is the first person to win three awards in the category.
Other winners include The Muppets for original song ("Man or Muppet") and A Separation for foreign language film.
Check out all the winners below:
Picture: The Artist
Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Lead Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Lead Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Adapted Screenplay: Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Art Direction: Hugo
Cinematography: HugoCostume Design: The Artist
Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon TattooMakeup: The Iron Lady
Original Score" The ArtistOriginal Song: "Man or Muppet," The Muppets; music and lyrics by Bret McKenzieSound Editing: HugoSound Mixing: HugoVisual Effects: Hugo
Animated Feature: Rango
Documentary Feature: UndefeatedDocumentary Short: Saving Face
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran
Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Live Action Short Film: The Shore