20 December 2012 1:18 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

While 2012 was filled with many outstanding movies, songs and TV series, a few clear winners emerged during the year's award shows.

At the 2012 Academy Awards, the innovative black and white film "The Artist" stole the show.

The silent movie dominated the Oscars, earning a total of five awards, including Best Picture, Best Musical Score and Best Art Direction.

Photos: Oscars 2012: The Red Carpet

Michel Hazanavicius won Best Director, while French newcomer Jean Dujardin nabbed Best Actor. Jean was overcome with emotion when he won, and accidentally dropped the F-bomb during his acceptance speech!

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