February 27, 2012 02:39:19 GMT
'The Help' brings Octavia Spencer to win Best Supporting Actress kudo, 'A Separation' claims Best Foreign Language Film award, while 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' wins Best Film Editing prize.
More winners at the 2012 Academy Awards have been revealed. One of the Best Picture contenders, "The Help", has claimed its first Oscar as Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award. Meanwhile, acclaimed Iranian drama "A Separation" was named the Best Foreign Language Film.
Receiving her trophy from presenter Christian Bale, Spencer won her Best Supporting Actress prize for her well-reviewed role as Minny Jackson in the human rights drama. She knocked down her own co-star Jessica Chastain, who was also nominated in the category.
Presenting the Best Foreign Language Film prize to Asghar Farhadi was Sandra Bullock. The critics' darling Iranian movie has successfully claimed victory against other critically acclaimed foreign movies such as "Bullhead", "Footnote", "In Darkness" and "Monsieur Lazhar".
Meanwhile, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" picked up its first kudo at the awards. The David Fincher-directed thriller nabbed the Best Film Editing award, after winning it from strong rivals such as "The Artist", "The Descendants", "Hugo" and "Moneyball".
"Hugo" continued to add more Oscars by winning the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing gongs. Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty shared the victory for Sound Editing prize, while Tom Fleischman and John Midgley celebrated their win for Sound Mixing kudo.
More winners are about to be revealed at the ongoing Academy Awards that is held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center. Billy Crystal is serving as the host for the ninth time at the show, which will be televised in more than 225 countries worldwide by the ABC Television Network.