The much-anticipated 84th Oscars Awards ceremony kick started in the US today. This year, it is The Artist that swept the Oscars with five awards. The Artist was adjudged as the Best Motion Picture. The crowd gathered gave huge round of applause when Tom Cruise announced the film as the winner. Interestingly, the Best Actor award went to Jean Dujardin for The Artist. One more honor for The Artist with director Michel Hazanavicius receiving the Best Director award. The Artist also bagged the Best Original score award which went to Ludovic Bource.
Best Actress in a leading role went to Meryl Streep for starring in The Iron Lady. The award for Best Documentary Feature went to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for Saving Face. Sharmeen is a Pakistani and reports say that this is the first time a Pakistani is winning a Oscar award.
The Descendants won the Best Adapted Screenplay. This film is based on the by Kaui Hart Hemmings. Screenwriter and director Alexander Payne along with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had written the screenplay for The Descendants.