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

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Brett Ratner was originally announced as producer of the show on August 4, 2011. He resigned in November the same year after causing controversy by saying "rehearsal is for fags" following a screening of Tower Heist (2011). He was replaced with Brian Grazer. See more »

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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: My god. Look, we're just these two, like, swamp rats from Louisiana and this is incredibly grand. We love the movies. We love the movies more than anything. It's been a part of our lives since we were both kids.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Short Film: It's been a part of our DNA ever since we were children and it's made us storytellers.
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: And there's guys, there's thousands of men and women through the whole generations, since the beginning of cinema, that have inspired us and movies that moved us more than we ever knew you could be ...
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An Event To Remember!
27 February 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I've been a Film-Buff since in-time memorial, like literally! Watching the GREATEST Movie Event, 'The Academy Awards' has become a habit, missing it is impossible. LIVE & EXCLUSIVE, 'The 84th Annual Academy Awards', turned out to be An Event To Remember!

Firstly, Billy Crystal was a really charming host. He got his medley spot-on & his jokes, throughout this Spectacular Event, were applaud-worthy. He didn't disappoint a bit.

Now coming to the Winners: The Artist and Hugo each won five awards to their kitty. However, I truly felt that, The Descendants, was the strongest among all the films nominated beside. The Artist took home Best Picture, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius & Best Actor Jean Dujardin, along-with 2 other wins including Best Original Score for Ludovic Bource & Best Costume Design for Mark Bridges.

Hugo had its glory with 5 wins as well, including Best Cinematography for Robert Richardson. The Descendants did take home 1 Oscar, that being Best Adapted Screenplay for Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash. Best Foreign Language Film went to the critical smash A Separation by Asghar Farhadi.

Mr.Cinema aka Woody Allen won Best Original Screenplay for his master-stoke Midnight In Paris.

Among Acting Winners: Meryl Streep won her long-due 3rd Oscar for her mesmerizing turn in The Iron Lady. This was THE Moment of the event! Watching THE Most Influential & Talented Actress of all-time taking home another Honor in her credit, truly was the high-light.

Amongst Supporting Wins: Christopher Plummer Finally won an Oscar for his subdued & believable performance in Beginners. Octavia Spencer proved her mettle by taking away the trophy for her rather convincing performance in The Help.

Any Upsets? I'm a Nick Nolte & George Clooney Fan. Of course, I would've loved it if they won, especially Nolte who's yet to win this magnificent honor. Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir & Brad Pitt also delivered splendid performances, but this just wasn't their year.

A Special Mention to Cirque du Soleil. Their performance was brilliant. 'The 84th Academy Awards' truly rocked! Great Overall Presentation, Great List of Winners & Nominees, Great Presenters, and of course, A Charming Host.


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