Live updates of the 84th Academy Awards as the winners are announced.
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27 Feb 2012 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 27 Feb 2012 - 12:00 AM

BEST PICTURE
War Horse
Hugo
Moneyball
The Help
The Artist
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

WINNER: The Artist
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SBS interview with writer/director Michel Hazanavicius
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BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

WINNER: Meryl Streep, for The Iron Lady
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More updates from the ceremony over at World News Australia

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BEST ACTOR
George Clooney - The Descendants
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Damian Bichir - A Better Life
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

WINNER: Jean Dujardin, for The Artist
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SBS interview with writer/director Michel Hazanavicius

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DIRECTING
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

WINNER: Michel Hazanavicius, for The Artist
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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

WINNER: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

WINNER: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, for Saving Face

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

WINNER: Terry George and Oorlagh George, for The Shore

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

WINNER: Woody Allen, for Midnight in Paris
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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

WINNER: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, for The Descendants
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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Man or Muppet - The Muppets (Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie)
Real in Rio - Rio (Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett)

WINNER: Bret McKenzie, for Man or Muppet

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

WINNER: Ludovic Bource, for The Artist

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Did you miss Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator stunt on the red carpet?
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Brannagh - My Week with Marylin
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

WINNER: Christopher Plumme, for Beginners
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VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

WINNER: Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning, for Hugo

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News update on the ceremony

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

WINNER: Gore Verbinski, for Rango
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Acceptance speech:
Thank you so much, this is crazy. Someone asked me if this film was for kids and, I don't know, but it was certainly created by a bunch of grownups acting like children and we just had the best time. I want to thank the real-world chameleon, Mr. Johnny Depp, and the entire cast for coming out and playing. To the artists, “Crash” McCreery, Jim Byrkit, Hal Hickel, Tim Alexander, John Knoll, everybody at BlindWink and ILM who put so much passion into every frame, and to the early believers: John Logan, Graham King, Brad Grey, and everyone at Paramount who really let us try something different. And to my beautiful wife and my family who inspire me every day with their smiles and laughter. It doesn't get any better than this, thank you.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

WINNER: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas, for
Undefeated

Acceptance speech (excerpt):
Dan Lindsay: "This is ridiculous. Wow, okay, we want to thank the Academy for this honor. A year ago today we were sitting in our editing room, depressed thinking nobody was ever going to see this movie and a friend said, “don't worry, next year you'll be at the Oscars” and we said, “you're an idiot.” So we'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to him and say you're a lot smarter than we thought. We want to share this award with our fellow producers Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper, and Seth Gordon. If they didn't believe in us, we would not be standing here today. Thank you so much."

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SOUND MIXING
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

WINNER: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, for Hugo

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SOUND EDITING
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

WINNER: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, for Hugo

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FILM EDITING
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

WINNER: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Acceptance speech
Kirk Baxter: We weren't expecting this.

Angus: No

Kirk Baxter: I'd like to thank the Academy.

Angus Wall: We're missing some very important people up here with us: primarily David, who's not here tonight, but Céan and Steven Zaillian and Scott Rudin.

Kirk Baxter: There's the Roons…miss the black tonight. [Points at Rooney Mara]

Angus Wall: All the cast, and…God this is unbelievable.

Kirk Baxter: Let's get out of here.

Angus Wall: We're editors so thank you.


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Editing category next: Australian nominees 'given little chance'

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

WINNER: Octavia Spencer - The Help

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur La zhar
A Separation

WINNER: Asghar Farhadi, for A Separation
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SBS interview with writer/director Asghar Farhadi

Acceptance speech
Asghar Farhadi (director-writer-producer): I would like to thank the Academy and Sony Pictures Classics and my dear friends Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. [speaks in Farsi] At this time many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment. Thank you so much.

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Read more about all Foreign Oscar film nominees: Can anyone pip A Separation?

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MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Iron Lady

WINNER: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, for The Iron Lady
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Acceptance speech
J. Roy Helland: Thank you Academy and thank you to my colleague on “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier, without whose brilliant prosthetics I wouldn't be standing here this evening. Thanks Meryl, for keeping me employed for the last 37 years. Your brilliance makes my work look good no matter what. I'm a child of the Saturday and Sunday double-double features so getting to work in the movies is a dream come true. Thank you.

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COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

WINNER: Mark Bridges, for The Artist
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ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

WINNER: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo, for Hugo
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Acceptance speech (excerpt)
Francesca Lo Schiavo (winner): "This is for Martin and for Italy."


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First award of the night...

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

WINNER: Hugo
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Robert Richardson (winner): "I can't believe somebody put cinematography up first because it can only go up from this point. I want to thank you all."

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SBS Film will have breaking news of all the Oscar winners, once the ceremony gets underway.

World News Australia Oscars mini-site

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
War Horse
Hugo
Moneyball
The Help
The Artist
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney - The Descendants
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Damian Bichir - A Better Life
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Brannagh - My Week with Marylin
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur La zhar
A Separation

MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Iron Lady

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Man or Muppet - The Muppets (Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie)
Real in Rio - Rio (Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett)

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

SOUND EDITING
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

SOUND MIXING
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon