Photo caption: Thomas Langmann, producer of The Artist, accepts the Oscar for best motion picture.
[Editor's note] The Academy Awards ceremony is perhaps my least favorite of all the award shows and this year's show did nothing to change my mind. In an almost 4 hour mind-numbingly boring broadcast, the Academy gave away their top honors to the most deserving of their peers. Unfortunately, it was a snooze fest.
Billy Crystal tried to be funny, Cirque du Soleil tried to excite the crowd, and Hugo tried to win the night's top award. Alas, tried is the operative word in all of the above. Still, it could've been worse-- James Franco could've been there.
Anyway, the full winners list can be seen here.
A very special congrats to Bret McKenzie for his Best Original (Muppet) Song win!