"The Artist" won the coveted Oscar for best picture, beating out eight other films, including "Hugo," "The Descendants" and "The Help." The award went to Thomas Langmann, the film's producer, seen at far left in the left photo.
Jean Dujardin won the Academy Award for lead actor for his performance in "The Artist," beating out Demián Bichir for "A Better Life," George Clooney for "The Descendants," Brad Pitt for "Moneyball" and Gary Oldman for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."
Meryl Streep won the leading actress Oscar for her performance in "The Iron Lady," beating out Viola Davis for "The Help," Rooney Mara for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Glenn Close for "Albert Nobbs" and Michelle Williams for "My Week With Marilyn."
Michel Hazanavicius won an Academy Award for directing "The Artist." Other director nominees were Terrence Malick for "The Tree of Life," Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris," Alexander Payne for "The Descendants" and Martin Scorsese, who last month nabbed the Golden Globe for directing "Hugo."
Christopher Plummer won the supporting actor Academy Award for "Beginners." He beat out Kenneth Branagh for "My Week With Marilyn," Jonah Hill for "Moneyball," Nick Nolte for "Warrior" and Max von Sydow for "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
Octavia Spencer won the supporting actress Oscar for her performance in "The Help," beating out Bérénice Bejo for "The Artist," Jessica Chastain for "The Help," Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids" and Janet McTeer for "Albert Nobbs."
"The Descendants" won the Academy Award for adapted screenplay. The Oscar went to Alexander Payne, top left, Jim Rash and Nate Faxon.
"Midnight in Paris" won the Oscar for original screenplay. The Academy Award went to writer-director Woody Allen, right.
"Rango" won the Oscar for animated feature film. The Academy Award went to Gore Verbinski. The film beat out "Chico & Rita," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Puss in Boots" and "A Cat in Paris."
Iran's "A Separation" won the Academy Award for foreign-language film. The Oscar went to Asghar Farhadi, the film's director. "A Separation" (pictured: actors Leila Hatami and Peyman Maadi) beat out "Bullhead" from Belgium, "Monsieur Lazhar" from Canada, "Footnote" from Israel and "In Darkness" from Poland.
"Undefeated" won the documentary feature Oscar. The award went to TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.
"Saving Face" won the Academy Award for documentary short. The Oscar went to Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. (Pictured: Documentary subjects Zakia, left, and Dr. Mohammad Jawad)
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" won the animated short Oscar. The award went to William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.