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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011. | Full synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Emma Stone ... Herself - Co- Presenter: Best Visual Effects

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

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

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

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

Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter

Reese Witherspoon ... Herself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Sandler ... Himself

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Nominee: Best Picture

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

Edward Norton ... Himself

Ellie Kemper ... Herself - Presenter

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

Julia Roberts ... Herself

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter: Best Documentary

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

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

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

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

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Presenter

Melanie Griffith ... Herself - Audience Member

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

Andrea Riseborough ... Herself

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Herself - Presenter

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Audience Member

Missi Pyle ... Herself - Audience Membe

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

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

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

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

Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter: Best Director

Jason Isaacs ... Himself

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

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

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

James Cromwell ... Himself - Audience Member

Busy Philipps ... Herself - Audience Member

Maya Rudolph ... Herself - Presenter

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

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

Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host

James Earl Jones ... Himself - Audience Member

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

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

Linda Blair ... Herself

Gabourey Sidibe ... Herself

Penelope Ann Miller ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

Kate Capshaw ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

Cary Fukunaga ... Himself

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Audience Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

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

Wim Wenders ... Himself - Nominee: Best Documentary

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Millepied ... Himself - Audience Member

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

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice)

Ben Gazzara ... 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

Tate Taylor ... Himself - Audience Member

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

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

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

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

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

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy (voice)

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

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

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

Don Gummer ... Himself - Audience Member

Melissa Disney ... Anouncer

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

Scott Lang ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Langmann ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture

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

Fernando Trueba ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Robert Legato ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Mark Coulier ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup

Tim Hetherington ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Mihalis Kakogiannis ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
William Joyce ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film

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

Bingham Ray ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Polly Platt ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

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

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

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

Sue Mengers ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tom Fleischman ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Eric Bradley ... Himself

Rod L Harrell ... Himself

Sergio Mendes ... Himself - Nominee: Best Achievement in Music, Original Song

Daniel Junge ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Francesca Lo Schiavo ... Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Rich Middlemas ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

T.J. Martin ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Carlinhos Brown ... Himself - Nominee: Best Achievement in Music, Original Song

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

Josh Wood ... Himself

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

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

Ludovic Bource ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Donald Peterman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
John Midgley ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Daniel Lindsay ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Donata Wenders ... Herself
Bert Schneider ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

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

Philip Stockton ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Richard Leacock ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Siedah Garrett ... Herself - Nominee: Best Achievement in Music, Original Song
Alex Henning ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Eugene Gearty ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing

Esperanza Spalding ... Herself - Performer
David Zelag Goodman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Theadora Van Runkle ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Hal Kanter ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Brandon Oldenburg ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Joss Williams ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Tom Sherak ... Himself - Academy President
Joseph Farrell ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Frederic Jean ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Amanda Dyar ... Herself
Bill Varney ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jack Hayes ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Peter E. Berger ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Javier Mariscal ... Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Film
Olga Pikhienko ... Cirque du Soleil Performer

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

Philip Craik ... Himself (archive footage) (as Brian P Smith)
Andrew Atherton ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
Jim Rodnunsky ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) (as James Rodnunsky)
Max Zähle ... Himself - Nominee
Sin Huh ... Himself - Nominee

Mara Virabov ... Herself
Geneviève Albert ... 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
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Caroline Lauzon ... Cirque du Soleil Performer
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 (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
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?

At age 82, Best Supporting Actor winner Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win a competitive Oscar.See more »
Factual errors: In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion DoughterySee more »
Jean Dujardin:Thank you! Ouais! I love your country.See more »
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It's Time for the Oscars!See more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
My Awards For The 84th Annual Academy Awards !, 28 February 2012

_The Most Truthful : (Chris Rock)'s word. That guy said nothing but the truth; he's silly, and yet he gets millions for just being the silly that he is !

_The Most Hot : (J-lo) is standing, along with (Cameron Diaz), while giving – both – their backsides to the audience in a swift and improvised gleeful moment. Seeing (J-lo)'s assets is always a treat. Sorry (Diaz), you couldn't win that, in the presence of (J-lo) or not !

_The Most Freaky : Naturally (Angelina Jolie)'s knee. And (What a Wonderful World)'s singer's hair (so fit for a Discovery Channel documentary that could be named "Undiscovered yet Jungles !).

_The Most Surprising : The winning of Iran. That director's speech, concerning how some politics' evil could bury a nation's culture, was impeccably brilliant. By the way, speaking about other movies of other nations that were buried by the Oscar's, rather Hollywood's politics; for years and years there was something like thousand movies that should have won, but not even one of them made it to be nominated.

_The Most Funny : One of (The Descendents)'s winner writers goes to imitate the intentionally sexy pose of (Angelina Jolie). Brief note : that pose reminds me powerfully of Shirley MacLaine in one of Irma la Douce (1963)'s posters !

_The Most Hysterical : (Billy Crystal)'s segment of "That's what everybody is thinking.", the parts of (Martin Scorsese) and (Nick Nolte) were beyond fabulous !

_The Most Vengeful : The "focus group" skit. WAW, it bombed the dumb reviewers rightly !

_The Most Smart : The joking speech that the winner of the sound editing award gave "to whoever was born, will be born..", it was a good parody of the Oscar speeches !

_The Most Outrageous : The kiss of (Billy Crystal) and (George Clooney). Absolute gross. It gives the word outrageous a new level of outrageousness !

_The Most Mean : The look upon (Christopher Plummer)'s face while (Billy) was referring to his 82 years, making joke of his aging. He was squeezing his teeth, saying deeply "You son of a bit*h. Ahhh, if you and I were in a boxing match, 60 years ago.."

_The Most Weird : (Nick Nolte)'s way of clapping; as if he's slapping somebody's butt slowly with clear wrath !

_The Best : (Billy Crystal)'s singing. His performance reached the top. It made me sad for all the musicals he didn't make for all of those years !

_The Worst : (Billy Crystal)'s botoxed face, the little hair piece (which I think he puts it), and the way he has to smile after almost every single joke he throws; it assures that he isn't cocky, but nervous. And he didn't use to be nervous.

_The Ugliest : When the music interrupts the speech of poor men like the winners of the best feature documentary. The nasty manner of the Academy that I have complained, complain, and – pessimistically – will be complaining about, seems to be incurable, ESPECIALLY when the academy leaves ***stars*** talk and yak as long as they want, because they're ***stars*** (think of it; Plummer talked for longer time and no music interrupted him !).

_The Most Sensitive : "Accept me, I have so much love to give." said by (Ludovic Bource) the winner of the best original score. And "My wife deserves a Nobel prize for piece for getting to save me everyday of my life." said by (Christopher Plummer) the winner of the best supporting actor.

In general, very good spectacle. Better than the Oscar night of the last year which was itself better than the Oscar night of the year before it !

Finally, to the Academy : While (Billy Crystal) is around, don't you ever think of calling (Chris Rock).. for anything !

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