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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011. | Full synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

 

Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

Emma Stone ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Kristen Wiig ... Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

Brad Pitt ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Nominee: Best Picture

Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

Bradley Cooper ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing / Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

Angelina Jolie ... Herself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay

Melissa McCarthy ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

Jessica Chastain ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Adam Sandler ... Himself

Christian Bale ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Natalie Portman ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Rooney Mara ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Tom Hanks ... Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction

Reese Witherspoon ... Herself

Owen Wilson ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score

Meryl Streep ... Herself - Presenter: Governors Award & Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock ... Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film

Julia Roberts ... Herself

Cameron Diaz ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup

Milla Jovovich ... Herself - Presenter: Sci-Tech Awards

Jonah Hill ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Co-Nominee: Best Picture

Will Ferrell ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song

Edward Norton ... Himself

George Clooney ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Best Adapted Screenplay

Jennifer Lopez ... Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design and Best Makeup

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Presenter

Penélope Cruz ... Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score

Gary Oldman ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Colin Firth ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Ben Stiller ... Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Ellie Kemper ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

Missi Pyle ... Herself - Audience Membe

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Audience Member

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

Nick Nolte ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (also archive footage)

Michelle Williams ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Audience Member

Tina Fey ... Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing / Best Sound Editing & Best Sound Mixing

Andrea Riseborough ... Herself

Jason Isaacs ... Himself

Zach Galifianakis ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

James Cromwell ... Himself - Audience Member

Busy Philipps ... Herself - Audience Member

Melanie Griffith ... Herself - Audience Member

Kenneth Branagh ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Max von Sydow ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Glenn Close ... Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Christopher Plummer ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Peter Falk ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Cary Fukunaga ... Himself

Melissa Leo ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Maya Rudolph ... Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film

Gabourey Sidibe ... Herself

Ben Gazzara ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host

Chris Rock ... Himself - Presenter: Best Animated Film

Linda Blair ... Herself

Kate Capshaw ... Herself - Audience Member

Octavia Spencer ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Ann Miller ... Herself - Audience Member

Janet McTeer ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Demian Bichir ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Jean Dujardin ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bret McKenzie ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Song

Whitney Houston ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

John Williams ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score

Wim Wenders ... Himself - Nominee: Best Documentary Feature

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Audience Member

Jim Rash ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Bérénice Bejo ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

Alexander Payne ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay / Nominee: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture

Nat Faxon ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Sidney Lumet ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Gore Verbinski ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film

Jane Russell ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Sean Combs ... Himself - Audience Member (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)

Cliff Robertson ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Tate Taylor ... Himself - Audience Member

Steve Jobs ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Jackie Cooper ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Tom Kane ... Show Announcer

Asghar Farhadi ... Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film & Nominee: Best Original Screenplay

Don Gummer ... Himself - Audience Member

Farley Granger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Ken Russell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog - Presenter: Cirque du Soleil (voice)

Howard Shore ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score

Michel Hazanavicius ... Himself - Nominee: Best Film Editing / Nominee: Best Original Screenplay and Winner: Best Director

Terry George ... Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film

Benjamin Millepied ... Himself - Audience Member

Marion Dougherty ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself - Nominee: Best Film Editing

Sandy Powell ... Herself - Nominee: Best Costume Design

Annie Girardot ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy - Presenter: Cirque du Soleil (voice)

Melissa Disney ... Anouncer

Gary Winick ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Daniel Junge ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Polly Platt ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Laura Ziskin ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Philippe Falardeau ... Himself - Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

J. Roy Helland ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Dante Ferretti ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Angus Wall ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing

Mark Coulier ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Alberto Iglesias ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score

Thomas Langmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture

Fernando Trueba ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
William Joyce ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film

Tim Hetherington ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Kirk Baxter ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Mihalis Kakogiannis ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Sue Mengers ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Rod L Harrell ... Himself
Robert Legato ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Sergio Mendes ... Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song

Scott Lang ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Bingham Ray ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Mark Bridges ... Himself - Winner: Best Costume Design

T.J. Martin ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

David Dustin Kenyon ... Himself - Wizard of Oz Focus Group

Josh Wood ... Himself

John Calley ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Daniel Lindsay ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Siedah Garrett ... Herself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Bert Schneider ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Esperanza Spalding ... Herself - Performer
Donata Wenders ... Herself
Brandon Oldenburg ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film

Gilbert Cates ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Ludovic Bource ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Carlinhos Brown ... Himself - Nominee: Best Achievement in Music, Original Song

Eric Bradley ... Himself

Francesca Lo Schiavo ... Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Hal Kanter ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

George Kuchar ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ... Herself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Donald Peterman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Philip Stockton ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Jack Hayes ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
John Midgley ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Ben Grossmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Theadora Van Runkle ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rich Middlemas ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Tom Fleischman ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
David Zelag Goodman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Joseph Farrell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Richard Leacock ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Alex Henning ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Tom Sherak ... Himself - Academy President
Olga Pikhienko ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Gene S. Cantamessa ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Amanda Dyar ... Herself

Norman Corwin ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Frederic Jean ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Eugene Gearty ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Kevin Atherton Laprise ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Bill Varney ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Joss Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Max Zähle ... Himself - Nominee: Best Live Action Short Film

Oorlagh George ... Herself - Co-Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Peter E. Berger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Javier Mariscal ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Cirque du Soleil ... Themselves
Philip Craik ... Himself (archive footage) (as Brian P Smith)
Kelsey Wiens ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Stéphane Chivot ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Andrew Atherton ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Jim Rodnunsky ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) (as James Rodnunsky)
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jonathan Stinson ... Himself

Mara Virabov ... Herself
Caroline Lauzon ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Corey Scott-Gilbert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Aalayna Stroud ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Geneviève Albert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Petru Pop ... Himself - Winner: Scientific and Engineering Award
Richard Toftness ... Himself - Winner: Scientific and Engineering Award
Andy Jantzen ... Himself - Winner: Scientific and Engineering Award
Radu Corlan ... Himself - Winner: Scientific and Engineering Award

Adam J. Yeend ... Himself - On Camera Stair Escort (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Mischer 
Kabir Akhtar (Billy Crystal/Melissa McCarthy/dressing room segments)
Archie Gips (red carpet segment)
Christopher Guest (focus group segment)
Henry Hobson (original & adapted screenplay segments)
Troy Miller (opening film)
 
Writing credits
Jon Macks (written by) &
Dave Boone (written by) &
Carol Leifer (written by)

Tim Carvell (special material written by) and
Jeff Cesario (special material written by) &
Billy Crystal (special material written by) &
Ed Driscoll (special material written by) &
Billy Martin (special material written by) &
Ben Schwartz (special material written by) &
Marc Shaiman (special material written by) &
Eric Stangel (special material written by) &
Justin Stangel (special material written by) &
David Steinberg (special material written by) &
Mason Steinberg (special material written by) &
Colleen Werthmann (special material written by)

Produced by
Alexander Dervin .... executive producer (nominee packages and "In Memoriam")
A.J. Diantonio .... producer (opening film)
Archie Gips .... consulting producer
Brian Grazer .... co-producer
Matt Magielnicki .... producer (opening film and focus group)
Troy Miller .... producer (opening film and focus group)
Don Mischer .... producer
Dave Neglia .... post producer: opening film and focus group
Michael B. Seligman .... supervising producer
Melissa Watkins Trueblood .... talent producer
Daniel S. Winston .... segment producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael A. Price (opening film)
 
Film Editing by
Kabir Akhtar (opening film)
Steve Edwards (Wizard of Oz focus group short film)
Ben Folts (Billy Crystal/Melissa McCarthy/dressing room segments)
Nathaniel Park 
 
Production Design by
John Myhre 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Celli 
Designer (Prologue Films)
 
Set Decoration by
Tracy Dishman 
 
Costume Design by
Paula Elins 
 
Makeup Department
Skyler Campbell .... makeup artist
Barbara Cantu .... hair stylist
Analyn Cruz .... hair stylist
Oney Syers II .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vanessa J. Noon .... production manager
Victoria Zika .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Ben Anderson .... set designer
Jon De Pabon .... lead painter
Scot Erb .... model maker
Darek Gogol .... illustrator
Hugh Grew .... electronic graphics
Andy Hammer .... scenic artist
Tyler Hardin .... art department coordinator
Gloria Lamb .... assistant art director
Scott Lynch .... pa/construction buyer
Mara A. Spear .... set buyer
Alexx Thompson .... paint gangboss (as Alex Thompson)
 
Sound Department
Douglas V. Carney .... A2
Josh Morton .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Parker .... sound effects editor
Brian Riordan .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Sandweiss .... audio director
 
Stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Decker .... still photographer
Greg Harbaugh .... still photographer
Richard Harbaugh .... still photographer
Joe Hedge .... digital imaging technician: (uncredited )
Terrance Ho .... video controller
Chiabella James .... stills assistant
David James .... still photographer
Geoff Knight .... lighting technician
Peter Krajewski .... camera operator
Johnny Martin .... camera operator
Alen Sisul .... gaffer
Sylvia Vidaurri .... still photographer
Todd Wawrychuk .... still photographer
Kris Wilson .... camera operator
Ron Travisano .... remote camera specialist (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danielle Dowling .... costumer (as Danielle Horn)
Dylan Forer .... dressing rooms coordinator
Dalia MacPhee .... wardrobe
Erin Masuda .... dressing rooms coordinator
Marcia Zigler .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Skip Arnold .... assistant editor
Michelle Choug .... assistant editor
Lincoln Sevier .... post-production coordinator
La-Aja J. Wiggins .... assistant editor (opening film)
 
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... orchestra set-up
Max Aruj .... music arranger
Bob Badami .... music supervisor
Susie Bench .... music preparation
Alexander Bornstein .... music department assistant
Jennie Cote .... pro tools coordinator
Mae Crosby .... music preparation
Elizabeth Finch .... music arranger
Cathleen Flynn .... music preparation
Bruce Fowler .... music arranger
Walt Fowler .... music arranger
Rick Giovinazzo .... music arranger
Stephen Hilton .... music arranger
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Jasha Klebe .... arranger
Steven Kofsky .... music production services
Daniel Kresco .... score mixer
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... music arranger
Ed Neumeister .... arrangements and orchestration
Satoshi Mark Noguchi .... music sound engineer
Conrad Pope .... music arranger
Jingle Punks .... music coordinator: additional music
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
Guillaume Roussel .... music arranger
Sally Stevens .... choir contractor
Geoff Stradling .... music arranger
Martin Tillman .... musician: band
Jessica Weiss .... music editor
Christian Wenger .... assistant engineer
Catherine Wilson .... music arranger
Andrew Zack .... associate music producer
Hans Zimmer .... music consultant
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Grace Alpert .... talent assistant
Kate Berry .... producer: Prologue Films
Ben Biscotti .... audience producer
Dennis Boerner .... production coordinator
Katy Branson .... script assistant
Jenny Buchowicz .... credentials coordinator
Jonathan George Burns .... production assistant
Deborah Cahn .... credentials manager
Chelsea Candelaria .... talent manager
Liz Colabraro .... production staff
Rickey Cook .... production assistant
Ryland Cronk .... production assistant
Tina Cannizzaro DeBone .... script coordinator
Miryam Fail .... production assistant to producer
Kevin Feiertag .... telecommunications
Jason Fracaro .... production assistant
Kyle W. Goldstein .... truck production assistant
Beatriz Gómez .... credentials
Emily Harper .... vtr coordinator
Athena Zoe Hogue .... talent page
Anthony Interdonato .... production assistant
Alexander Kanellakos .... researcher
Robert Keniston .... talent page
Christian Kouma .... production staff
Mariusz Kubicki .... performer: Cirque du Soleil
Adam LaPrade .... credential systems administrator
Johnny Byul Lee .... production coordinator
Arthur Lewis .... stage manager
Kali Londono .... production staff
Chris Manigault .... production coordinator (2012)
Nick Mavrakis .... production staff
Frankie Mazon .... assistant to Mr. Grazer
Tim McArthur .... production coordinator
Kyle Martirez McIntosh .... production coordinator (specific segments)
Andrea Medina .... talent page
Eric Mentis .... production assistant
Anne Mureau .... production assistant
Gary Natoli .... head stage manager
Steve Nguyen .... himself
Stephane Nicoli .... lead stand in
Kevin Owen .... fiber optics engineer
Adam Poulson .... production staff
Mallory Ravotti .... script preparation: closed captioning
Alan Reback .... production accountant
Rachel Riegel .... production assistant
Ivan Rosales .... production assistant
Chris Rossi .... production staff
Angelo Ruzzo .... production assistant
Gabriel Saavedra .... production assistant
Richard Sankey .... production coordinator
Nate Selvidio .... post production assistant
Chase Simonds .... post production coordinator
Nina Tarrab .... talent coordinator
Toni Thompson .... show publicist
Holly Titchen .... production staff
Christina Tong .... production coordinator
Natasha Tsung .... herself (as Natasha Ng)
Thadeus Welch .... production staff
Allan Wells .... screens coordinator
Tina Woodhull .... production staff
Katy Wynn .... production staff
Jessica Derhammer .... operations & talent coordinator: academy (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"2012 Academy Awards" - USA (informal short title)
"The 2012 Oscars" - USA (informal short title)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion DoughterySee more »
Quotes:
Herself - 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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Herself - 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' out. Thank you, world. Oh god, and thank you to WME and Viewpoint L.A. I'm sorry guys. I love you. Thank you. I'm sorry.
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
How to fix the Oscars?, 29 February 2012

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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