Oscars 2012 saw many triumphs for The Artist, and the stellar Reuters photographers captured all the fun both inside the ceremony and on the red carpet in retro black & white. Catch the action in this fun slideshow.

The stylish French film, which was both silent and black & white, was a throwback to the early days of Hollywood, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rewarded it with five Oscar trophies, including those for three of the most-coveted categories.

The Artist took home Best Picture, one of the night's biggest awards, and one in which many observers believed it was a shoo-in to win.

But French director Michel Hazanavicius also snagged a big win, taking home an Oscar statue for Best Director.

And it would be impossible to forget Jean Dujardin, who gave a lively acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for Best Actor.

The Artist also picked up Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Original Score, rounding out its trophy case at five Oscars for one film, which Bloomberg Business Week reports is a record for a French movie.

Here's slideshow of Oscars 2012 photos of The Artist triumphs in retro black & white.