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The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Emma Stone ... Herself - Presenter
Jonah Hill ... Himself - Nominee
Cary Joji Fukunaga ... Himself (as Cary Fukunaga)
Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter
Bradley Cooper ... Himself - Presenter
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Presenter
Andrea Riseborough ... Herself
Michelle Williams ... Herself - Nominee
Jessica Chastain ... Herself - Nominee
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter
Brad Pitt ... Himself - Nominee
Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself - Presenter
Sandra Bullock ... Herself - Presenter
Christian Bale ... Himself - Presenter
Natalie Portman ... Herself - Presenter
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

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Life. Camera. Action. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2012 Academy Awards See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Eddie Murphy was originally hired as host. When original producer Brett Ratner, who worked with Murphy on Tower Heist (2011), resigned on November 8, 2011, Murphy also resigned. Billy Crystal stepped in as his replacement. See more »

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In the In Memoriam segment, Marion Dougherty's name is written incorrectly as Marion Doughtery See more »

Quotes

Robert Legato - Winner: Best Visual Effects: Well, I didn't expect this. I know it's a huge thrill to be nominated, but it's awesome to win, and it's really underrated. I really wouldn't be here for not the genius of Martin Scorsese. It's an epic thrill to work on a movie with Marty, and especially this particular movie and the incredible collaborators, all of which are nominated here tonight. And by the grace of hundreds of artists all over the world working thousands and thousands of hours, we're here standing up there. And we ...
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Connections

Follows The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tree of Life
to the tune of "Alfie"
Music by Burt Bacharach
Performed by Billy Crystal
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How to fix the Oscars?
29 February 2012 | by martylee13045burlsink342See all my reviews

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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