84th Academy Award Winners announced; Rango wins Best Animated Feature Film

The 84th Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 was presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation was also televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. Gore Verbinski’s Rango took Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards, coming ahead of Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s A Cat in Paris, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s Chico and Rita, Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2, and Chris Miller’s Puss in Boots. Hugo won the award for Best Visual Effects at the 84th Academy Awards, leaving behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes,andTransformers: Dark of the Moon. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards, beating out Patrick Doyon’s Dimanche, Enrico Casarosa’s La Luna, Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe’s A Morning Stroll, and Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s Wild Life. The complete list of Oscar winners is mentioned below. Actor in a Leading Role Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” Actor in a Supporting Role Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” Actress in a Supporting Role Octavia Spencer in “The Help” Animated Feature Film “Rango” Gore Verbinski Art Direction “Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo Cinematography “Hugo” Robert Richardson Costume Design “The Artist” Mark Bridges Directing “The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius Documentary (Feature) “Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas Documentary (Short Subject) “Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Film Editing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall Foreign Language Film “A Separation” Iran Makeup “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland Music (Original Score) “The Artist” Ludovic Bource Music (Original Song) “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer Short Film (Animated) “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg Short Film (Live Action) “The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George Sound Editing “Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty Sound Mixing “Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley Visual Effects “Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning Writing (Adapted Screenplay) “The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Writing (Original Screenplay) “Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen connect@animationxpress.com