Oscars glory for Meryl Streep and ‘The Artist’ + Northern Ireland’s Terry George and his daughter Oorlagh

Jean Dujardin
‘The Artist’, the beautiful black-and-white homage to the early days of Hollywood, was named best picture at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday.

Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin won top acting awards.

Northern Ireland’s Terry George and his daughter Oorlagh, won the Oscar for Short Film (Live Action) for THE SHORE.

Standing ovation: Meryl Streep won best actress
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lopez shines at the Oscars red carpet
Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for The Help
The Artist: french filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius
Christian Bale and Octavia Spencer
Funny girl - Melissa McCarthy
Billy Crystal returned as host for the ninth time
Northern Ireland's Terry George and Oorlagh George won Oscar for Short Film (Live Action) for THE SHORE

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Cinematography: Hugo
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran.
Film Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Sound Editing: Hugo
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Documentary Feature: Undefeated
Animated Feature Film: Rango
Visual Effects: Hugo
Original Score: The Artist
Original Song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Live Action Short Film: The Shore
Documentary (short subject): Saving Face
Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore