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The 84th Annual Academy Awards -- Billy Crystal Hosts the 84th Annual Academy Awards, airing on Sunday, February 26th 2012.
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26 February 2012 (USA) See more »
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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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5 Awards Show Menus of 2012
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Emmys 2012: HBO, Fueled by Game of Thrones, and CBS Lead Early Winners; Smash Pulls Upset
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Cast

 

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

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

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

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

Missi Pyle ... Herself - Audience Membe

Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

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

Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter

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

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

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

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

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

Reese Witherspoon ... Herself

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

Adam Sandler ... Himself

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

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

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

Edward Norton ... Himself

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

Julia Roberts ... Herself

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

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

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

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

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

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

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

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

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

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Presenter

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

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary

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

Andrea Riseborough ... Herself

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

Melanie Griffith ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Herself - Presenter

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

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

James Cromwell ... Himself - Audience Member

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Audience Member

Ellie Kemper ... Herself - Presenter

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

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

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

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

Jason Isaacs ... Himself

Maya Rudolph ... Herself - Presenter

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

Busy Philipps ... Herself - Audience Member

Gabourey Sidibe ... Herself

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

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

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host

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

Kate Capshaw ... Herself - Audience Member

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

Penelope Ann Miller ... Herself - Audience Member

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

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Audience Member

Linda Blair ... Herself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cary Fukunaga ... Himself

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

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

Wim Wenders ... Himself - Nominee: Best Documentary

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

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

Benjamin Millepied ... Himself - Audience Member

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

Tate Taylor ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice)

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

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Tom Kane ... Show Announcer

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

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

Melissa Disney ... Anouncer

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

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

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

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy (voice)

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

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

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

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

Kirk Baxter ... Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing

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

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

Don Gummer ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

Scott Lang ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
William Joyce ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Robert Legato ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Mihalis Kakogiannis ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Thomas Langmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Polly Platt ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Esperanza Spalding ... Herself - Performer

Mark Coulier ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

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

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

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

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

Sue Mengers ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Donald Peterman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Ludovic Bource ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

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

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

Rod L Harrell ... Himself
Bert Schneider ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Daniel Lindsay ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary

George Kuchar ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Donata Wenders ... Herself
John Midgley ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Daniel Junge ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Eric Bradley ... Himself

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ... Herself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Theadora Van Runkle ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rich Middlemas ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary

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

Tom Sherak ... Himself - Academy President
Amanda Dyar ... Herself
Joss Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

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

Josh Wood ... Himself
Jack Hayes ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Eugene Gearty ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
David Zelag Goodman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tom Fleischman ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Norman Corwin ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Kevin Atherton Laprise ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Ben Grossmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Cirque du Soleil ... Themselves

Philip Craik ... Himself (archive footage) (as Brian P Smith)
Olga Pikhienko ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Richard Leacock ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Brandon Oldenburg ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Alex Henning ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Max Zähle ... Himself - Nominee
Joseph Farrell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Peter E. Berger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Gene S. Cantamessa ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Javier Mariscal ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Bill Varney ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Andrew Atherton ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Mara Virabov ... Herself
Jim Rodnunsky ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) (as James Rodnunsky)

Frederic Jean ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Sin Huh ... Himself - Nominee
Corey Scott-Gilbert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Kelsey Wiens ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Caroline Lauzon ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Jonathan Stinson ... Himself
Aalayna Stroud ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Geneviève Albert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Stéphane Chivot ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Miss Piggy ... Herself (uncredited)

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 (writer) and
Ed Driscoll (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
 
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
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
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:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion DoughterySee more »
Quotes:
Jean Dujardin:Thank you! Ouais! I love your country.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Tree of LifeSee more »

FAQ

How many times has Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars?
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
We can't afford war with Iran, 27 February 2012
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

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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