Oscars For Cinematography, Art Direction Go To Hugo, Twitter Reacts

By: Chris Crum - February 26, 2012

The first two Oscars of the night both went to the film Hugo. Those would be the awards for Cinematography and Art Direction.

Here’s the trailer:

The nominees for Cinematography were:

The Artist
Guillaume Schiffman

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Jeff Cronenweth

Robert Richardson

The Tree of Life
Emmanuel Lubezki

War Horse
Janusz Kaminski

The nominees for Art Direction were:

The Artist
Laurence Bennett (Production Design); Robert Gould (Set Decoration)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Stuart Craig (Production Design); Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)

Dante Ferretti (Production Design); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration)

Midnight in Paris
Anne Seibel (Production Design); Hélène Dubreuil (Set Decoration)

War Horse
Rick Carter (Production Design); Lee Sandales (Set Decoration

Here is some commentary from the Twitterverse about the wins:

Best Cinematography Hugo! #Hugo #Oscars great film. My favorite. 33 seconds ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Congratulations, Gandalf, on your Oscar for cinematography on Hugo. You’re a wizard behind the camera lens! #Oscars 49 seconds ago via Twitter for iPad ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Okay, to be honest..I didn’t see the Tree of Life yet so maybe I have underestimated the upset for cinematography. #Oscars 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Woohoo!! #Hugo for production design and cinematography at #Oscars Well deserved. 1 minute ago via TweetCaster for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Cinematography and Art Direction go to Hugo because it probably won’t win any other awards. #spoilers #Oscars 1 minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I really didn’t expect Hugo to win though Tree Of Life had AMAZING cinematography #Oscars 2 minutes ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The more I think about Tree of Life not winning Best Cinematography the angrier I get. I could Hulk-out. #oscars 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Tree of Life was ROBBED in cinematography! #Oscars 3 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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