Oscars 2012: Rooney Mara Loses Best Actress Title to Meryl Streep

Mon, 27 February 2012 03:29:46 ET

Oscars 2012: Rooney Mara Loses Best Actress Title to Meryl Streep
The other winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards include Jean Dujardin and Christopher Plummer for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
The winners of the 84th Annual Academy Awards have been announced on Sunday, February 26 at a ceremony which was held at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. walked out with empty hands by the end of the night, losing Actress in a Leading Role to .

Beside beating "" actress, Streep bested "" actress and "" star Viola Davis. The Margaret Thatcher depicter on "" additionally defeat another strong contender , who got a nomination for her role in "".

Upon receiving the award, she said, "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh, come on, why? Her again?!' But, whatever." Thirty years ago, Streep won the same title for her film "Sophie's Choice". She additionally won Actress in a Supporting Role in 1979 through her movie "Kramer vs. Kramer".

"First I'm going to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play him out with the music," Streep continued. "I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me," she said while turning to his sculptor husband. She additionally thanked her friend of 30 years, J. Roy Helland, for turning her into Sophie and Kramer back then.

Another big winner at the prize-giving event was Jean Dujardin. The actor grabbed Actor in a Leading Role trophy thanks to his role in "". He successfully beat out the likes of Demian Bichir (""), (""), (""), and ("").

Christopher Plummer was also among the victorious one. The 82-year-old actor grabbed grab the Actor in a Supporting Role and became the oldest Oscars winner. He successfully beat out the likes of ("My Week with Marilyn"), ("Moneyball"), Nick Nolte (""), and Max von Sydow ("").

"The Artist" and "" were the films which dominated the full winner list by collecting a total of five kudos each. The former was recognized for achievement in Best Picture, Directing, Original Score and Costume Design. Meanwhile, the Martin Scorsese-directed film received nods for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, and Visual Effects.

The winners of 84th Annual Academy Awards:
  • Best Picture: ""
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin - ""
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: - ""
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer - ""
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer - ""
  • Best Animated Feature: ""
  • Best Cinematography: "" - Robert Richardson
  • Best Art Direction: "" - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • Best Costume Design: ""
  • Best Directing: Michel Hazanavicius - ""
  • Best Documentary - Feature: ""
  • Best Documentary - Short Subject: ""
  • Best Film Editing: "" - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
  • Best Foreign Language Film: ""
  • Best Makeup: "" - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
  • Best Music (Original Score): "" - Ludovic Bource
  • Best Music (Original Song): "" - "Man or Muppet" by Bret McKenzie
  • Best Short Film (Animated): "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
  • Best Short Film (Live Action): "The Shore"
  • Best Sound Editing: "" - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
  • Best Sound Mixing: "" - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
  • Best Visual Effects: "" - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): "" - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay): "" -


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