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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 - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
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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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Daniel Lindsay - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: This is ridiculous. Wow, okay. We want to thank the Academy for this honor. A year ago today we were sitting in our editing room, depressed, thinking nobody was ever gonna see this movie, and a friend said, "Don't worry, next year you'll be at the Oscars." And we said, "You're an idiot." So we'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to him and say you're a lot smarter than we thought. We want to share this award with our fellow producers, Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper, and Seth Gordon. If ...
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) See more »

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The Artist
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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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