The 84th Oscars Award Ceremony

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The 84th Oscars Award Ceremony was held at the Hollywood & Highland Center Theatre in LA. – 26th february 2012.

The 84th Oscars ceremony is still underway with many Hollowood stars seated and eagerly awaiting their names to be called
- ready to start the gushing and blushing.

The awards are sealed in an envelope to heighten the suspense, then the envelope is ripped open, the big secret is revealed and the name of the winner is announced.

This has been the process since 1941.

A list of winners and nomination is below.

The award for best supporting actress was won by a tearful Octavia Spencer for her performance in “The Help.
This movie is about a Mississippi maid in the civil-rights-era.

Winners are
“The Iron Lady,” in which Meryl Streep portrayed former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
the best make-up Oscar.

Woody Allen won for his film about a time-traveling American writer, “Midnight in Paris.”
the best original screenplay Oscar

“The Descendants,” a family drama starring George Clooney,
best adapted screenplay.

Martin Scorsese’s 3-D film “Hugo” won five Oscars in the first half of the show, including for
best cinematography,
best art direction,
best sounding edit,
best sound mixing and
best visual effects. Scorsese’s “Hugo” has two more chances later in the show, but none of its actors were nominated.

“Hugo” is also in the running for best picture, along with the black-and-white silent film “The Artist.”

“The Artist,” which won Oscars for
best costume design and best original music score in the show’s first half, also nominated for the best picture award.

“The Help,” which nominated four times, was boosted in the best picture competition when it dominated the Screen Actors Guild awards two weeks ago.

Other best picture nominees include Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball,” contending for six awards;
Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” nominated in six categories;
Clooney’s “The Descendants,” up for five;
Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” up for four Oscars;
“The Tree of Life” with three;
and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” competing in two categories.

While Pitt and Clooney are nominated for best actor,
French actor Jean Dujardin, who spoke only 2 words in “The Artist,” appeared to be the front runner after his triumphs at the Golden Globes and at the SAG awards.

The other best actor nominees are
Demi├ín Bichir for “A Better Life”
and Gary Oldman for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

The Oscar best actress race includes
Viola Davis, whose portrayal of a maid in “The Help” earned the SAG’s best actress trophy,
and Meryl Streep, who won the drama film best actress Golden Globe for her role as former British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”

Michelle Williams, who played Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn,” is also considered
a best actress contender after winning the comedy film best actress Golden Globe last month.

Other best actress nominees include Glenn Close, who played a woman passing as a 19th-century man in “Albert Nobbs,” and Rooney Mara for her title role in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

The best director competition includes
Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.”
Woody Allen for best director Oscar for “Midnight in Paris.”
Alexander Payne for “The Descendants,”
and Terrence Malick for “The Tree of Life.”

The animated feature film Oscar went to “Rango,”
the story of a lizard stranded in the Mojave Desert.

The best documentary feature Oscar
was awarded to “Undefeated,” the story of a high school football team that reversed its losing tradition.

The Oscar for best film editing
went to Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, the editors of
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

“Man or Muppets,” a song written for “The Muppets,” won the
best original movie song Oscar.

An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers.

The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards.

Full list of Nominations for Oscars

BEST PICTURE
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
War Horse
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris

BEST ACTOR
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Demian Bichir – A Better Life
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
George Clooney – The Descendants
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Bullhead – Belgium
Footnote – Israel
In Darkness – Poland
Monsieur Lazhar – Canada
A Separation – Iran

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Margin Call – JC Chandor
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

BEST ANIMATION
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Hugo – John Logan
The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST SOUND EDITING
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Man or Muppet from The Muppets – music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio from Rio – music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown and lyrics by Siedah Garrett

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Hugo
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

BEST COSTUMES
Anonymous
Hugo
Jane Eyre
The Artist
W.E.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

BEST FILM EDITING
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

BEST MAKE-UP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady

 

Winners – past decade

# Date Film Host Venue
84th Feb 26, 2012   Billy Crystal Hollywood & Highland Center Theatre
83rd Feb 27, 2011 The King’s Speech James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hollywood & Highland Center Theatre
82nd Mar 7, 2010 The Hurt Locker Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin Kodak Theatre
81st Feb 22, 2009 Slumdog Millionaire Hugh Jackman Kodak Theatre
80th Feb 24, 2008 No Country for Old Men Jon Stewart Kodak Theatre
79th Feb 25, 2007 The Departed Ellen DeGeneres Kodak Theatre
78th Mar 5, 2006 Crash Jon Stewart Kodak Theatre
77th Feb 27, 2005 Million Dollar Baby Chris Rock Kodak Theatre
76th Feb 29, 2004 The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King Billy Crystal Kodak Theatre
75th Mar 23, 2003 Chicago Steve Martin Kodak Theatre
74th Mar 24, 2002 A Beautiful Mind Whoopi Goldberg Kodak Theatre
73rd Mar 25, 2001 Gladiator Steve Martin Shrine Auditorium
72nd Mar 26, 2000 American Beauty Billy Crystal Shrine Auditorium

 

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