With a handful of surprises at the Oscars this year – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tallying its only win in Editing, Meryl Streep pulling through, Undefeated appropriately enough pulling off a minor upset in Documentary Feature, Hugo dominating the technical categories a bit too much (with its win in Visual Effects tripping up everyone in my contest) – the results of my 2nd annual contest were also a little wild, with nearly half the entrants tying for first. Congratulations to Brenton (who only missed Actress, Documentary, Editing, Live Action Short, and Visual Effects), Mike (missed Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Documentary, and Visual Effects), Trish (missed Actress, Cinematography, Editing, Visual Effects, and Documentary), Jeff (missed Actress, Editing, Animated Short, Live Action Short, and Visual Effects), “thats_ent” (missed Actress, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects), and Bobby (missed Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Documentary, and Visual Effects)!

T1. Brenton Andreasik – 19

T1. Mike Greenwaldt – 19

T1. Trish Mistric – 19

T1. Jeff Smith – 19

T1. thats_ent – 19

T1. Bobby Umar – 19

7. Michael Johnson – 18

8. Joesph Hiegel – 17

T9. Neil Lapinsky – 14

T9. Jason Tkach – 14

11. Rob Malone – 13

12. Anita Hoffman Ehrenfried – 10

13. Sue Malone – 9

The Winners:

Best Picture
The Artist

Lead Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Lead Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

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

Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short
Saving Face

Animated Feature

Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)

Film Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Art Direction

Animated Short
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Live Action Short
The Shore

Visual Effects

Sound Mixing

Sound Editing

Costume Design
The Artist

The Iron Lady

Original Score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Original Song
“Man or Muppet” by Bret McKenzie, The Muppets