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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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Credited cast:
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Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
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Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
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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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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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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 - 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 Picture
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Herself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
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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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At age 82, Best Supporting Actor winner Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win a competitive Oscar. 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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Octavia Spencer - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Oh, thank you. Thank you, Academy, for putting me with the hottest guy in the room. I have to thank my families. My family in Alabama. The state of Alabama. My L.A. family, watching at Steven's*
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Octavia Spencer - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: . My "Help" family. Tate... Tate, Brunson, Kathryn, Allison Janney, thank you for being in my life. I share this with everybody. Thank you, Steven Spielberg, for changing my life. Thank you, Stacey Snider, for changing my life. Please wrap up... I'm wrapping up. I'm sorry, I'm freakin' ...
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Follows The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) See more »

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
to the tune of "Thanks for the Memory"
Music by Ralph Rainger
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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