Silent movie The Artist has triumphed at the Oscars, Director Michel Hazanavicius - winning on his first ever nomination - thanked the dog, Uggie, who appears in the film. The Artist captivating five awards together with best picture, best director and best actor for Jean Dujardin.
Best actress award got Meryl Streep, the third Oscar winner for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Actually 1929 was the last year that a silent movie won an Oscar. The first two awards of the night went to Hugo for cinematography and art direction. The film also won the Oscars for best original score and best costumes.