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The Artist tops off its triumphant run throughout this awards season with a big night at the Oscars. And the winners are... in bold:
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The 84th Annual Academy Awards ended up being one of the most entertaining Academy Award shows that I've seen in years, even though films I wanted to win didn't. I was rooting for Martin Scorsese and Hugo this year, but I knew that The Artist would end up taking home a majority of the big awards. In the end, each one of these films took home 5 Awards, Hugo took home the more technical ones though. I think it was a pretty easy year to predict the winners.
It was great to see Billy Crystal back up on stage; he really did a great job bringing light, fun entertainment that everyone could enjoy. Crystal was awesome and one of the best parts of the show. The guy is classic comedy. He helped bring back everything that the Oscars should be.
Here's the full list of nominees with the winners in bold. »
Crowded House said it best in the lyrics “Hey now, hey now, don’t dream its over.” Yes, the awards season officialy came to an end tonight at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, CA. Tears, jubilation, substance and style were all memorable moments at the 84th Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal. With Sacha Baron Cohen’s shenanigans earlier on the red carpet and no huge upsets, Cirque du Soleil’s performance was the highlight of the evening.
The Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year went to “The Artist” produced by Thomas Langmann and Michel Hazanavicius won for Achievement in Directing. The movie becomes the first silent film to take the gold since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago when Wings won.
- Michelle McCue
Owen Wilson in Woody Allen's Midngiht in Paris Best adapted screenplay * The Descendants (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Hugo (Paramount) Screenplay by John Logan The Ides of March (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon Moneyball (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus Features) Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan Best original screenplay The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Written by Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids (Universal) Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Margin Call (Roadside Attractions) Written by J.C. Chandor * Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen A Separation (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Asghar Farhadi Best art direction The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Stuart Craig, »
- Steve Montgomery
The 84th Annual Academy Awards winners are here. Take a look below to see who took home the Oscars.
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Demián Bichir - A Better Life
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"Hugo" took home the most awards with five, but it didn't earn any of the big awards. "The Artist" took home Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, while Best Actress (in a bit of a surprise, considering Viola Davis' previous wins) went to Meryl Streep, and the Supporting awards went to Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, both of which have won all awards season.
The full list of movies:
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
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Brad Pitt, »
The 84th Annual Academy Awards became a rightful homage to French cinema! "The Artist," distributed by The Weinstein company but the creative team is composed mostly of French folks, took home the big prize, the Best Picture award! "The Artist" won a total of 5 Oscars including Jean Dujardin for Best Actor, Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.
But "Hugo" also won 5 Oscars, mostly technical and artistic merits, such as Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.
"Hugo," of course, was itself an homage to George Melies, the French illusionist who gave us the trippy "A Trip to the Moon."
Attendees at the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium, held Saturday afternoon in Beverly Hills by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS), were in for a major surprise: a visit by Oscar Best Actress nominees Glenn Close and Meryl Streep.
On stage with the Oscar nominees for Best Makeup Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, Close revealed that the work to create Albert Nobbs - the story of a 19th century Irish woman who spent her life working as a man - started three years before shooting took place.
Read more with Meryl and Glenn after the cut! »
- Isabelle Hontebeyrie
Matthew W. Mungle sounds like he could be Harry Potter’s clumsy maternal uncle -- a Muggle who’s prone to bungling things.
But Mungle is actually a real man -- a makeup artist -- and, far from aligning with the Potter universe, he’s competing against it. Tonight, Mungle will square off against “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Iron Lady,” and he’s steeling himself for a loss.
“I may be stepping out of my realm in saying this,” Mungle said. “But I think the Academy members go for the obvious in our category. They may go for my work on ‘Albert Nobbs,’ but they may not. They don’t really know how hard it is for us to do something so simple and yet so transformative as to put a nose on a face and blend it in so you don’t see it for an entire movie. »
- Mallika Rao
Tomorrow is the day where the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates the movies. We’ve waited all year and its finally here. By the time host Billy Crystal delivers his last punchline and concludes the 84th Academy Awards, the evening will have seen many celebrity-presenters appear on the Oscar stage at the Kodak Theatre.
Here’s my predictions for Hollywood’s big night.
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Demián Bichir in .A Better Life.
George Clooney in .The Descendants.
Jean Dujardin in .The Artist.
Brad Pitt in .Moneyball.
Clooney’s performance was like none other he’s given before and with Slumdog Millionaire, Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Fox Searchlight is on a roll. However, The Artist’s Dujardin will take home his first Academy Award.
Possible upset – Brad Pitt is an all around good guy »
- Michelle McCue
The Academy’s Oscar Week culminated in a sold-out public event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater celebrating the achievement of the nominees in the Hair and Makeup category hosted by Branch Governor Leonard Engelman. This is one of my favorite symposiums of Oscar Week and AMPAS really outdid themselves this year when they surprised the audience with the appearances of Meryl Streep and Glenn Close. Met with standing ovations, the actresses spent a lot of time on Saturday in support of the Hair and Makeup nominees behind The Iron Lady and Albert Nobbs. Close, Streep and the teams discussed the colloborative processes and presented film clips, photographs and models of their work.
To watch the event in its entirety, click Here (http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/makeup.html)
- Michelle McCue
Oscar 2012 group photo The nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards pose for a (very, very, very large) group photo at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon, held in Beverly Hills on Monday, February 6, 2012. Here's the link to the full-size Oscar 2012 group photo. Seated (left to right): Matthew Butler, Julie Anderson, Kira Carstensen Tsunami, Mark Bridges, Demián Bichir, Lon Bender, Michael De Luca, Danfung Dennis, Rebecca Cammisa, Joe Berlinger, Bérénice Bejo, Letty Aronson, Max von Sydow, Kirk Baxter and J.C. Chandor. (Photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.) 2nd row (left to right): Erik Aadahl, Ron Bochar, Deb Adair with guest, Amanda Forbis, Stan Chervin, Glenn Close, Jean Dujardin, George Clooney, Chris Columbus, Marshall Curry, Ludovic Bource, Terry George, Patrick Doyon, Gigi Causey, Erik Nash, Jeff Cronenweth, Viola Davis, Siedah Garrett, Dave Giammarco, Lisy Christl, Nick Dudman, Enrico Casarosa, Sam Cullman, Kenneth Branagh, and Scott Benza. »
- D. Zhea
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland reaped their first Best Makeup bid for transforming Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher at various ages from her forties to her eighties in "The Iron Lady." Four years ago, the makeup artists who turned Marion Cotillard into Edith Piaf for "La Vie en Rose" won this award. None of the first seven films in the "Harry Potter" merited mention in this category. That does not bode well for the chances of first-time contenders Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin. Make Your Oscar Predictions: What Will Win Best Makeup? Forecast all races. Compete against experts! Make Your Predictions! Nominees Glenn Close and Janet McTeer are women passing themselves off as men in "Albert Nobbs." This is the fourth nomination for Matthew Mungle who won with his first bid for "Dracula" in 1992. His colleagues, Martial Corneville and Lynn »
From his penchant for chut-i-ney to his insistence on rockin’ a ‘mono on Friday evening, New Girl’s breakout character Schmidt (Max Greenfield) has provided belly laughs week after week. It was established early on that Schmidt used to be a “fat kid with big dreams,” but viewers have only seen Schmidt’s hefty history in flashbacks and via a hilarious video Greenfield posted of “Fat Schmidt” singing Rihanna’s ”We Found Love” back in November.
Happily, we’re about to see more. Starting March 6, a series of episodes will offer more glimpses of “Fat Schmidt,” and EW have pictures »
- Lanford Beard
The 84th Academy Awards will pay homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. The perceived Oscar frontrunner, .The Artist,. is a black-and-white silent movie, while one of the Oscar Best Picture contenders, .Hugo,. touches upon the life of Georges Méliès and his magical .Trip to the Moon. (1902). Even Marilyn Monroe is being honored via a Best Actress nomination for Michelle Williams who played the icon in .My Week with Marilyn..
Amidst the glamour and the spectacle, this is one of the most unpredictable Oscars in recent memory. There is no clear-cut favorite. Even the awards darling .The Artist. may lose its voice on Oscar night. But I am marching forward to reveal my fearless 2012 Oscar predictions. (Read after the jump for my complete predictions on 24 categories, watch the video for the majors!)
*** "The Artist"
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Michelle Williams, Aaron Sorkin, Gary Oldman, Janet McTeer Oscar nominees (from left to right, various rows) Jeffrey J. Haboush, Gore Verbinski, Christopher Tellefsen, Michelle Williams, John Rosengrant, Aaron Sorkin, Gary Oldman, Janet McTeer, Peter Straghan, Greg P. Russell, and Matthew W. Mungle at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday, February 6, 2012. (Photo: Greg Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.) Janet McTeer's 2012 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination is her second Oscar nod. Her previous one, as Best Actress, was for Gavin O'Connor's mother-daughter comedy-drama Tumbleweeds (1999), with Kimberly J. Brown. Michelle Williams has been nominated for two previous Academy Awards. Her first was for playing gay sheepherder Heath Ledger's wife in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain (1995). The second, in the Best Actress category, was last year, for Derek Cianfrance's drama Blue Valentine, co-starring Ryan Gosling. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy »
- D. Zhea
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Best Actress nominee Glenn Close could be in for a big Oscar telecast If there are a large number of Irish voters in the Academy.
The Irish certainly took to Close’s performance as a Dublin manservant in “Albert Nobbs,” rewarding the actress with the Irish Film And Television Academy’s best international actress award Saturday evening. THR reports that she topped fellow Oscar nominee Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”) as well as Tilda Swinton (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”) and Kirsten Wiig (“Bridesmaids”) for the top prize.
In addition to Close, the Irish recognized Ryan Gosling (“Drive”) for best international actor; Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) for leading actor; Chris O’Down (“Bridesmaids” for best supporting actor; Saoirse Ronan (“Hanna”) for lead performance in film; “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” for best international film; and “The Guard” for virtually every other prize, including Best Director »
- Sean O'Connell
Here’s a glimpse inside the Oscar Nominees Luncheon for the 84th Academy Awards which took place in Beverly Hills, California, Monday, February 6, 2012. The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. On the menu was chopped vegetable salad, roasted Asian barbecued duck, soy-mirin seared Atlantic Salmon and a trio of sorbets in a chocolate cup.
Anne Thompson reported, “Oscarcast co-producer Brian Grazer promised a classy show. Filming of the Billy Crystal intro skit is under way (along with interviews with many of the nominees) — “everyone is in the film,” he said. The Kodak Theatre stage will be dressed like an old-time movie palace to sell the theme of going out to the movies. “Seeing films in that environment is a magnifier of how you feel emotionally,” he said. “You’ll feel like »
- Michelle McCue
The actress underwent a drastic movie makeover to portray the title character - a woman who disguises herself as a male to work as a hotel waiter in 19th century Ireland.
Her stunning transformation helped Close land an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and she admits her convincing appearance in the film is modelled on an old picture she saw in a magazine article about the unusual eastern European culture.
Speaking on U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday, she explains, "The challenge of doing a part like this on film is that you have a close-up and the close-up is very revealing, so it was a question of devising, through rigorous hair and make-up tests, what the face of a woman would look like if she had been basically embedded as a waiter for 30 years.
"Actually I had this picture of a woman from Albania from the National Geographic; I got it in 2002. There is a culture where, if a family doesn't have a male heir, they designate a woman to act and live a life as a man; they're called sworn virgins. I had the face of this woman that I was fascinated by all these years and I thought, 'You know, the eyes, the hairline, the ears, all that...'"
An Australian have been nominated for the 84th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards announced overnight, with one more likely to be announced.
Hill, producer of Terrence Mallick’s Tree of Life will most likely be nominated, with the film up for best picture, but the nominees yet to be determined. Hill was also a producer of Mallick’s Thin Red Line and the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix Trilogy and V for Vendetta.
It is a relatively quiet year for Australians at the Oscars, compared to last year seven nominations in which seven nominations were received. Wins went not only »
- Colin Delaney
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