Hollywood's biggest night got underway on Sunday February 26 with the grand 84<sup>th Annual Academy Awards. The mind-blowing red carpet arrivals event and the Governors Ball marked the grand unveiling of the Oscars extravaganza.

Hugo and The Artist lead the nominees list, with up to nine movies making the cut for the Best Picture category. The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse vied for Top Honours.

Below is the complete list of winners across 24 motion picture categories:

Best cinematography

Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best art direction


Best costume design

The Artist

Best make up

The Iron Lady

Best foreign language film

A Separation

Best actress in a supporting role

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best film editing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best sound editing


Best sound mixing


Best documentary feature


Best animated film


Best visual effects


Best actor in a supporting role

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best original score

Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best song

Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best adapted screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best original screenplay

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best live action short

The Shore

Best documentary short

Saving Face

Best animated short

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Best director

Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist

Best actor in a leading role

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best actress in a leading role

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Click on start to begin the slideshow of Oscar 2012 Highlights including Awards Ceremony.

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