Academy Awards 2012 nominees and winners

Awards season 2011-12: All the major nominees and winners, including the Oscars

Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin and Octavia SpencerIt garnered the most nominations according to our data, with 37 across the 12 categories we looked at, and was the most successful film with 23 wins, including six for best film and six for director Michel Hazanavicius. The Help was nominated 28 times, winning 10 prizes, while The Descendants won six awards from a possible 25 nominations.

Hazanavicius, the creative force behind The Artist, took to the Oscars stage twice, for best director and best picture. He lost out in the original screenplay category to Woody Allen, who won for Midnight in Paris.

Ludovice Bource, who won the Oscar for his impressive score on the silent film, also took five of the six prizes we tracked that awarded in this category.

Best actress went to Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Although she is considered a perennial Academy favourite - she has been nominated for an Academy Award 17 times - she hadn't actually taken home the Oscar since Sophie's Choice in 1982. She won the New York Critics Circle award back in November but had been overlooked for several prizes since and was no shoo-in for the Oscar.

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