"The Artist" was the big winner at the 84th annual Academy Awards, taking home Oscars for best pictu...
"The Artist" was the big winner at the 84th annual Academy Awards, taking home Oscars for best picture, best director and its star Jean Dujardin...
In the best actress race, considered by many to be the biggest tossup of the night, Meryl Streep won over Viola Davis for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."
"When they called my mind I had this feeling that I could hear half of America going 'Oh, no. Why her, again?' But, whatever," said Streep after winning her third Oscar, though she's been nominated 17 times -- the most of any actor.
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In an emotional speech, Streep thanked her husband for "everything I value most in my life" and her makeup artist Roy Helland, who has been with her since the start of her career and won his first Oscar Sunday night for "The Iron Lady."
Bringing tears to the eyes of many in the audience, Streep said she values most the friendship of the people sitting before her. "I look out here and I see my life before my eyes -- my old friends and my new friends."
Dujardin also thanked the new friends he's made in America since "The Artist."
"I love your country," Dujardin said, accepting his trophy and doing a little soft shoe as he exited the stage.
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