IMDb > The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) (TV)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 23 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards -- Billy Crystal Hosts the 84th Annual Academy Awards, airing on Sunday, February 26th 2012.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards -- Mike Myers and Kevin Kline offer instruction on the best way to hold an Oscar statuette.


User Rating:
7.3/10   1,199 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Jon Macks (writer) and
Dave Boone (written by)
View company contact information for The 84th Annual Academy Awards on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
26 February 2012 (USA) See more »
Life. Camera. Action. See more »
Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011. | Full synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
(73 articles)
5 Awards Show Menus of 2012
 (From Foodista. 22 September 2012, 2:44 PM, PDT)

Game of Thrones, HBO Lead Creative Arts Emmys
 (From TVfanatic. 16 September 2012, 8:55 AM, PDT)

Emmys 2012: HBO, Fueled by Game of Thrones, and CBS Lead Early Winners; Smash Pulls Upset
 (From 15 September 2012, 4:11 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Billy's back! George is upset and Meryl the best wins again! Best picture is a nod to yesteryear. See more (6 total) »



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

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

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

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

Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

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

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

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

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

Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter

Adam Sandler ... Himself

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

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Edward Norton ... Himself

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

Reese Witherspoon ... Herself

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

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

Julia Roberts ... Herself

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Presenter

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary

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

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

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

Melanie Griffith ... Herself - Audience Member

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

Kristen Wiig ... Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay & Presenter

Missi Pyle ... Herself - Audience Membe

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

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

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

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

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

Melissa McCarthy ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Presenter

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

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

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

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

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

Ellie Kemper ... Herself - Presenter

Tina Fey ... Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

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

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

Kate Capshaw ... Herself - Audience Member

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Herself - Presenter

Andrea Riseborough ... Herself

Jason Isaacs ... Himself

Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host

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

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

Busy Philipps ... Herself - Audience Member

James Cromwell ... Himself - Audience Member

Penelope Ann Miller ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Maya Rudolph ... Herself - Presenter

Gabourey Sidibe ... Herself

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

Linda Blair ... Herself

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

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

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

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

Cary Fukunaga ... Himself

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

Wim Wenders ... Himself - Nominee: Best Documentary

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

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

Tate Taylor ... Himself - Audience Member

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice)

Benjamin Millepied ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

Tom Kane ... Show Announcer

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

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy (voice)

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

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

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

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

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

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

Melissa Disney ... Anouncer

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

Don Gummer ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Scott Lang ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

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

Fernando Trueba ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film

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

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

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

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

Angus Wall ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Marion Dougherty ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Kirk Baxter ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
William Joyce ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Polly Platt ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Bingham Ray ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Robert Legato ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Mihalis Kakogiannis ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

John Calley ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Thomas Langmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture

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

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

Mark Coulier ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Esperanza Spalding ... Herself - Performer

T.J. Martin ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary
Daniel Lindsay ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary

Josh Wood ... Himself

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

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

Ludovic Bource ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Donald Peterman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Philip Stockton ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing

Sue Mengers ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rich Middlemas ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary

Ben Grossmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Daniel Junge ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Tom Sherak ... Himself - Academy President
Donata Wenders ... Herself
Bert Schneider ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
David Zelag Goodman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Theadora Van Runkle ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tom Fleischman ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ... Herself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
David Dustin Kenyon ... Himself - Wizard of Oz Focus Group
Amanda Dyar ... Herself
Richard Leacock ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Hal Kanter ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Joss Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Joseph Farrell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

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

Philip Craik ... Himself (archive footage) (as Brian P Smith)
Jack Hayes ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
John Midgley ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Mara Virabov ... Herself
Alex Henning ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Peter E. Berger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Gene S. Cantamessa ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Olga Pikhienko ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Cirque du Soleil ... Themselves
Kevin Atherton Laprise ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Bill Varney ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Javier Mariscal ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Eugene Gearty ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Brandon Oldenburg ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Rod L Harrell ... Himself
Andrew Atherton ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Max Zähle ... Himself - Nominee
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Stéphane Chivot ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Frederic Jean ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Caroline Lauzon ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Jonathan Stinson ... Himself
Corey Scott-Gilbert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Aalayna Stroud ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Kelsey Wiens ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Sin Huh ... Himself - Nominee
Geneviève Albert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
James Rodnunsky ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Miss Piggy ... Herself (uncredited)

Adam J. Yeend ... Himself - On Camera Stair Escort (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

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 (writer)

Dave Boone  written by
Tim Carvell  special material written by
Billy Martin 
Ben Schwartz 
Mason Steinberg  writer

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
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
Elizabeth Finch .... music arranger
Cathleen Flynn .... music preparation
Bruce Fowler .... music arranger
Walt Fowler .... music arranger
Rick Giovinazzo .... music arranger
Stephen Hilton .... music arranger
Jingle Punks .... music coordinator: additional music
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
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)
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
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
Jessica Derhammer .... operations & talent coordinator: academy (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"2012 Academy Awards" - USA (informal short title)
"The 2012 Oscars" - USA (informal short title)
See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Marks the third time that Glenn Close and Meryl Streep have competed against each other in the Best Actress category. They were also nominated alongside each other in 1988 and 1989.See more »
Factual errors: In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion DoughterySee more »
Christopher Plummer:[to the Oscar] You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?See more »
Movie Connections:
It's Time for the Oscars!See more »


How many times has Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars?
See more »
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Billy's back! George is upset and Meryl the best wins again! Best picture is a nod to yesteryear., 27 February 2012
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

"The 84th Annual Academy Awards" was not one of the best shows yet, it was far from the worst. As having funny guy Billy Crystal back as host improved the pace and laughs of the show. Evening though some of Crystal's skits and singing gets a little old still his jokes brought joy and the opening montage of seeing Billy in all of the best picture nominees was a blast. Interesting during the show was seeing clips of interviews with stars telling of their favorite movies and explaining how they felt that film has impacted life and culture, as by watching film anyone can take something from it and be inspired. Also moving as always was the tribute to those that we lost during the past year. As is becoming the norm again the past years winner presented the category in which they had won in.

As for the awards most went as planned as the academy finally got it right awarding Christopher Plummer(best supporting actor) an Oscar as at 82 he's the oldest to ever win heck he's almost as old as the Oscar's(84 years). However in the best actor race the man himself George Clooney was upset losing to "The Artist's" French macho man the talented Jean Dujardin as evidenced by the other wins including the best picture win "The Artist" proved that Hollywood was paying tribute to the old days of cinema and the silent film era as this picture was the first silent film to win top honors since 1929's "Wings". Nice and fitting was seeing the best actress in the business win for Best Actress as the transformed and always real and believable Meryl Streep(a 17 time nominee) won her third Oscar as she was stunning and direct as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady".

Overall it wasn't the best Oscars, yet not the worst it was good seeing Billy back and I'm glad the class act veterans like Streep and Plummer came away with wins. And only fitting was the academy paying tribute to old Hollywood's silent era by awarding "The Artist" best picture.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Separate Categories for Comedy? ajl41994
when did you stop caring about the oscars?? CHVone
Review of the 84th Academy Awards moviekid-2
What Films Do You Think Will Be Nominated for Best Picture? theans09
Your Dream 84th Annual Academy Awards? andrew-gillespie5000
Snubs PPerugini
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The 76th Annual Academy Awards P3 Guld P3 Guld The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Danish Music Awards 2002
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.