“The Artist” Takes Over The 2012 Oscars

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Last night’s 2012 Academy Awards was one for the history books! In case you missed it, here are the highlights! The Artist won five Oscars including the most coveted awards, best picture, director, and lead actor. The black and white favorite was the first silent film to nab best picture honors since the first Academy Awards were held in 1929. Octavia Spencer won her first Oscar, taking one home for best supporting actress. She was so overcome she had to be helped onstage by the film’s writer-director throughout a long and boisterous ovation. Christopher Plummer, who is 82, became the oldest person to win an acting Oscar. He was awarded best supporting actor. Meryl Streep won best actress and a standing ovation for portraying Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”