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

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George Clooney (nominated for his work on The Ides of March (2011)) competed in the "Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay" category against Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon for their work on The Descendants (2011), a movie for which Clooney received a Best Actor nomination that year also. See more »

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Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects: Well, I didn't expect this. I know it's a huge thrill to be nominated, but it's awesome to win, and it's really underrated. I really wouldn't be here for not the genius of Martin Scorsese. It's an epic thrill to work on a movie with Marty, and especially this particular movie and the incredible collaborators, all of which are nominated here tonight. And by the grace of hundreds of artists all over the world working thousands and thousands of hours, we're here standing up there. And we ...
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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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