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26 February 2012 (USA) See more »
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Life. Camera. Action. 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

Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

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

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

Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Sandler ... Himself

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

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

Reese Witherspoon ... Herself

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

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

Edward Norton ... Himself

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

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

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

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

Julia Roberts ... Herself

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

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

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

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

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Presenter

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

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

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

James Cromwell ... Himself - Audience Member

Andrea Riseborough ... Herself

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary

Missi Pyle ... Herself - Audience Membe

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

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

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Herself - Presenter

Melanie Griffith ... Herself - Audience Member

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

Jason Isaacs ... Himself

Ellie Kemper ... Herself - Presenter

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

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

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

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

Maya Rudolph ... Herself - Presenter

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

Gabourey Sidibe ... Herself

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

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

Busy Philipps ... Herself - Audience Member

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

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Audience Member

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

Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host

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

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

Linda Blair ... Herself

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

Kate Capshaw ... Herself - Audience Member

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Penelope Ann Miller ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cary Fukunaga ... Himself

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

Wim Wenders ... Himself - Nominee: Best Documentary

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

Benjamin Millepied ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tom Kane ... Show Announcer

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Tate Taylor ... Himself - Audience Member

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice)

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

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

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

Melissa Disney ... Anouncer

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

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy (voice)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don Gummer ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

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

Mark Coulier ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Scott Lang ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

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

Esperanza Spalding ... Herself - Performer
Polly Platt ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

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

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

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

John Calley ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Donald Peterman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Daniel Junge ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

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

George Kuchar ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Donata Wenders ... Herself

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

T.J. Martin ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary
Gene S. Cantamessa ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Eric Bradley ... Himself

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ... Herself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Ludovic Bource ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Bert Schneider ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Daniel Lindsay ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary
Jack Hayes ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
John Midgley ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Ben Grossmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Tom Sherak ... Himself - Academy President
Brandon Oldenburg ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Tom Fleischman ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Theadora Van Runkle ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Hal Kanter ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Amanda Dyar ... Herself
Rich Middlemas ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary
Richard Leacock ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Javier Mariscal ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
David Zelag Goodman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Peter E. Berger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

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

Josh Wood ... Himself
Cirque du Soleil ... Themselves

Rod L Harrell ... Himself
Joseph Farrell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Joss Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Eugene Gearty ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Alex Henning ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Olga Pikhienko ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Philip Craik ... Himself (archive footage) (as Brian P Smith)
Bill Varney ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Norman Corwin ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Mara Virabov ... Herself
Kevin Atherton Laprise ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Caroline Lauzon ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Max Zähle ... Himself - Nominee

Jonathan Stinson ... Himself
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Corey Scott-Gilbert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Sin Huh ... Himself - Nominee
Andrew Atherton ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Jim Rodnunsky ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) (as James Rodnunsky)
Kelsey Wiens ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Stéphane Chivot ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Aalayna Stroud ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Geneviève Albert ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

Frederic Jean ... 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)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
For the first time in Oscar history, there are nine Best Picture nominees.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion DoughterySee more »
Quotes:
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:
Features A Cat in Paris (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Time for the Oscars!See 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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