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The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Nominee: Best Picture
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Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
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Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Sci-Tech Awards
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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
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Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

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26 February 2012 (USA)  »

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For the first time in Oscar history, there are nine Best Picture nominees. See more »

Goofs

In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion Doughtery See more »

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Bret McKenzie - Winner: Best Original Song: Wow. Thank you, Academy. I grew up in New Zealand watching The Muppets on TV. I never dreamed I'd get to work with them. And I was genuinely starstruck when I finally met Kermit the Frog, but once you get to know him he's just a normal frog. And like many stars here tonight, he's a lot shorter in real life. Just a few jokes. Okay. I'd like to thank everyone who worked with me on the film, especially James Bobin for doing such a perfect job of bringing the song to life on screen. Mickey Petralia...
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Follows The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964) See more »

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Midnight in Paris
to the tune of "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
Music by Jerome Kern
Performed by Billy Crystal
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We can't afford war with Iran
27 February 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I should start by noting that out of all the movies that were nominated for anything this year, I've only seen "Beginners", "The Muppets", "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Albert Nobbs". I'm glad that Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor, but I was rooting for Glenn Close for Best Actress.

As for the ceremony itself, I liked Billy Crystal's performance, but I especially liked the scene with the cast members from Christopher Guest's movies (and also Sacha Baron Cohen's prank on the Red Carpet). However, probably the most important event of the night was when Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for directing "A Separation". Not only was it unexpected for an Iranian movie to win an Oscar, but Farhadi used the occasion to remind everyone what a disaster a war between the US and Iran would be, and also that Americans should remember Iran for Persian culture. In the end, it must have irritated the right wing that a movie from a Muslim country won Best Foreign Language Film (not to mention that a number of French people won for "The Artist").

All in all, I really liked the ceremony. This must be the first time that the "In Memoriam" montage has ever shown a computer CEO (by whom I mean Steve Jobs).


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