*It is looking more and more like Jean Dujardin is going to win the Oscar for Best Actor over George Clooney. Dujardin is good in The Artist, maybe even better than good, but the role itself does not feel like a Best Actor role.
*The Help won in every category that they were nominated for.
Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, The Help
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Cast in a Motion Picture