Billy Crystal returned to host the Oscars last night after eight years away -- still the same jovial, easy-going host we know and love. Every year, the awards ceremony brings out Hollywood's A-list, talented newcomers and old favorites for teary speeches, sometimes shocking winners, and its share of awkward moments. Danny Elfman's cinematic tribute with acrobatic troup Cirque du Soleil, Emma Stone's goofy presenting, and Meryl Streep's gracious acceptance speech kept the world abuzz. Here are the full list of nominees and winners from the 2012 Academy Awards.
Nominees: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse.
Winner: The Artist.
Nominees: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist. Alexdander Payne, The Descendants. Martin Scorsese, Hugo. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life.
Winner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Nominees: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn. Jonah Hill, Moneyball. Nick Nolte, Warrior. Christopher Plummer, Beginners. Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Winner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners.
Nominees: Demian Bichir, A Better Life. George Clooney, The Descendants. Jean Dujardin, The Artist. Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Brad Pitt, Moneyball.
Winner: Jean Dujardin, The Artist.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Nominees: Bérénice Bejo, The Artist. Jessica Chastain, The Help. Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids. Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs. Octavia Spencer, The Help.
Winner: Octavia Spencer, The Help.
Nominees: 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, The Iron Lady.
BEST ANIMATED FILM:
Nominees: A Cat in Paris, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. Chico & Rita, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. Kung Fu Panda 2, Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Puss in Boots, Chris Miller. Rango, Gore Verbinski.
Winner: Rango, Gore Verbinski.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Nominees: The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan. The Ides of March, Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan.
Winner: The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Nominees:The Artist, Written by Michel Hazanavicius. Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig. Margin Call, Written by J.C. Chandor. Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen. A Separation, Written by Asghar Farhadi.
Winner: Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen.
BEST FOREIGN FILM:
Nominees: Bullhead, Belgium, Footnote, Israel, In Darkness, Poland, Monsier Lazhar, Canada, A Separation, Iran.
Winner: A Separation, Iran.
BEST ART DIRECTION:
Nominees: The Artist, Laurence Bennett (Production Design, Robert Gould (Set Decoration), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephanie McMillan (Set Decoration), Hugo, Dante Ferretti (Production Design), Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration), Midnight in Paris, Anne Seibel (Production Design), Helene Dubreuil (Set Decoration), War Horse, Rick Carter (Production Design), Lee Sandales (Set Decoration).
Winner: Hugo, Dante Ferretti (Production Design), Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration).
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Nominees: Anonymous, Lisy Christl, The Artist, Mark Bridges, Hugo, Sandy Powell, Jane Eyre, Michael O'Connor, W.E., Arianne Phillips.
Winner: The Artist, Mark Bridges.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
Nominees: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, "Real in Rio" from Rio.
Winner: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Nominees: The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams, The Artist, Ludovic Bource, Hugo, Howard Shore, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias, War Horse, John Williams.
Winner: The Artist, Ludovic Bource.
Nominees: Hell and Back Again, Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Pina, Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel, Undefeated, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.
Winner: Undefeated, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT):
Nominees: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin, God Is the Bigger Elvis, Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson, Incident in New Baghdad, James Spione, Saving Face, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen.
Winner: Saving Face, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Nominees: The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Jeff Cronenweth, Hugo, Robert Richard, The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki, War Horse, Janusz Kaminski.
Winner: Hugo, Robert Richard.
BEST FILM EDITING:
Nominees: The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michael Havanavicius, The Descendants, Kevin Tent, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker, Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen.
Winner: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall.
Nominees: Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnson, and Matthew W. Mungle, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, and Lisa Tomblin, The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland.
Winner: The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland.
BEST SOUND EDITING:
Nominees: Drive, Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Ren Klyce, Hugo, Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, War Horse, Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom.
Winner: Hugo, Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty.
BEST SOUND MIXING:
Nominees: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Bo Persson, Hugo, Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, Moneyball, Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, and Ed Novick, Transfomers: Dark Side of the Moon, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Peter J. Devlin, War Horse, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, and Stuart Wilson.
Winner: Hugo, Tom Fleischman and John Midgley.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Nominees: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, and John Richardson, Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, and Alex Henning, Real Steel, Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, and Swen Gillberg, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, and Daniel Barrett, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, and John Frazier.
Winner: Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, and Alex Henning.
BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Nominees: Dimanche, Patrick Doyon, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, La Luna, Enrico Casarosa, A Morning Stroll, Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe, Wild Life, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.
Winner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.
BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Nominees: Pentecost, Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane, Raju, Max Zahle and Stefan Gieren, The Shore, Terry George and Oorlagh George, Time Freak, Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey, Tuba Atlantic, Hallvar Witzo.
Winner: The Shore, Terry George and Oorlagh George.