Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Nominee: Best Picture
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
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Herself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
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Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
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Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing / Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing
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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
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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

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Celebrate the movies in all of us See more »

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26 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Meryl Streep received a record-breaking 17th acting nomination, while John Williams became the most nominated composer ever with his 46th and 47th nomination that year. See more »

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

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Herself - Presenter: The Governors Award & Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: Oh my god. Oh, c'mon! Oh! Alright. Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you. I - when they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, "Oh no! Oh, c'mon why? Her? Again?" You know? But, whatever. First I'm going to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me. And now secondly, my other partner. Thirty-seven years ago, my first ...
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Follows The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »

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The Descendants
to the tune of "Hawaiian War Chant"
Music by Prince Leleiohoku
Performed by Billy Crystal
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How to fix the Oscars?

Step one...nominate films that the general public care about...when art house critic's pets dominate..the award looses credibility. And no, I do NOT feel making "Bridesmaids" compete against something arty like "Tree of Life" is the answer.

How about looking back toward the Academy's early history. In 1929 someone had the BRILLIANT idea of giving one award for Artistic Merit...and one for solid popular film-craft..."Sunrise" won for "Artistic Quality Of Production" (and is usually noted as one of last great flowerings of the Silent screen)..."Wings"...a beautifully crafted and exciting audience pleaser won the equivalent of "Best Picture"...rather than having popular entertainment duke it out with artistic triumphs...THEY HONORED BOTH...it seems like a wonderful idea to me...but the "Artistic...." category was deemed unnecessary as of the next awards...

Bring it back...one award for "Film" one for "Movie"...and no it is NOT ghetto-ising popular entertainment...it is celebrating it...

Another basic problem stop with the annoying lead outs...(WHO thought of putting that very out of place musical ensemble up in that balcony...every time they started their cacophony I wanted to turn the channel...and the stupid stunt of having people wandering up and down the aisles handing out goodies...cheap and tacky...

Oh...NEVER do another mind numbing and totally extraneous production number that adds NOTHING to the evening but length (the aerial acrobatics might have wowed the theater audience...they were boring and poorly shot on TV...if you need to provide cheap entertainment for the Hollywood insiders save it for the commercials...

Oh and one last thing CUT BACK ON THE ENDLESS ADS!!!! I watch only one night of TV a year...and the torture of being bombarded with these annoying messages swears me off the medium every year...

Other than that...some writing worthy of the host...and a bit better taste in presenters would be nice...(please no more stoned acting very happy youngsters...Emma Stone seemed to be taking lessons from James Franco...)...

Anyway...I fully believe the awards can be saved...but only if movie lovers are given genuine reasons to continue caring!


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