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Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 Academy Award Winners

Academy Awards Oscar Winners 2012
Courtesy of ABC

Oscar 2012
Oh, you’re here! I mean – you’re still hoping that the Oscar is worth watching? A large faith you might seem to have is called natural optimism, and that’s actually not a bad thing.
Except, of course, when it comes to 84th Oscar Academy Awards.
If you ask me – I’m really “enthusiastic” with the Best Picture part of the night.
You know, that’s the part when one Extremely Loud War Horse comes Incredibly Close to offer The Help to the little Hugo, but he has no Money, no Descendants and no Balls to climb up The Tree of Life, so (quite logically) The Artist will go home to Paris with a golden statue.
Anyway, make sure you stay tuned to our Live Blog, and prepare that Refresh button ’cause it’s going to be one hell of a boring night!
So, we all survived Billy Crystal singing? Ok then, let’s see what Tom Hanks is doing out there.
Oh, look, he’ll tell us who won an Oscar for Best Cinematography.
Hugo? No way, shit really happens after all!
Christopher Plummer
And, once again – Best Art Direction – Hugo. With that I could agree. Best Cinematography part – forgive but not forget!
Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz are all dressed up because the next categories are Best Costume Design and Best Make-Up.
And here’s the first Oscar for The Artist for Best Costume Design while the Oscar for Best Make-Up goes to The Iron Lady.
Completely insane but true: looks that black & white is so trendy this year.
Sandra Bullock, charming as usual, only this time in…German. Anyway, the winner in best foreign film category is  A Separation.
Christian Bale is here to tell us who is the lucky winner in best supporting actress category. And the winner is… crying?
Octavia Spencer really needs The Help. Oscar is in her hands already!
Meryl Streep
Let’s jump to Film Editing category. Bradley Cooper and Tina Fey are saying something funny, the crowd is laughing, I mean – they’re obligated to do that! But I’m not, so I’m just going to say that I’m happy to hear that The Lady With The Dragon Tattoo won the Oscar for Best Editing, and add that Hugo will “drive” home with another statue for Sound Editing.
Unbelievable. Drive had only one nomination in this stupid category and Hugo just took it?
Oh, look, the nightmare continues, Hugo wins in Best Sound Mixing as well.
Robert Downey Jr. is doing something awkward and Gwyneth Paltrow is helping him. The only thing I can catch is that Downey Jr. looks like a dwarf next to Paltrow, but that’s not important because we have Best Documentary winner - Undefeated movie.
And since you already know who the nominees for Animated Feature Film are, Chris Rock will inform you who the lucky winner is. Rango, imagine that? We can live with that. Yeah, totally.
Emma Stone looks interesting in that red dress. Ben Stiller‘s ears are huge this year. And the Oscar for Visual Effects goes to Hugo.
So predictable.
I totally forgot that Melissa Leo will present at this year’s Oscar. Shame on me. But I’m still happy to hear that Christopher Plummer won the Osar for Best Supporting Role for Beginners.
Billy Crystal is still obsessed with George Clooney‘s lips, but who cares? We’re continuing with Owen Wilson and Penelope Cruz who will tell us who won in Original Score category. The Artist! Is this the second Oscar for this movie tonight? Looks it is. Oh, shit, we have the first paper-wish-list here! What the hell, let the guy celebrate!
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell
And now, the funny moment, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis give the Oscar for Best Original Song to The Muppets!
We all knew, but Angelina Jolie confirmed it to us that the guys behind The Descendants script are the winners in The Best Adapted Screenplay Category.
On the other hand, Woody Allen, who is (again) missing, wins the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Yeah, yeah, The Midnight in Paris has the best original screenplay, and now back to the commercials please!
Milla Jovovich is one great looking lady. And she’s gone.
What the hell just happened out there? Oh, wait, that’s Milla’s new trick from Resident Evil? It has to be!
But don’t worry, Bridemaids are here to inform us that The Shore by Terry George wins Best Live Action short, then we have Saving Face as Best Documentary Short and Fantastic Flying Book Of Mr Morris Lessmore wins Best Animated Short.
They all look happy, and we all look bored.
Jean Dujardin
And now, probably one of the best parts of this horror. Michael Douglas has the honor to present the Oscar for Best Director.
Ok, I’m excited….
I still am…
Not anymore.
The Artist wins.
I mean, Michel Hazanavicius wins Best Director for The Artist.
They say red dress is always a nice choice for the red carpet. Natalie Portman is a living proof!
And now, the Oscar for Best Actor!
Get ready, I have a totally bad feeling, folks!
I told you so – it’s Jean Dujardin!
Asa Butterfield, Martin Scorsese and Chloe Moretz
Colin Firth looks like he’s about to win another Oscar this year. But no, he’s here to present the award for Best Actress.
If you ask me – Glenn Close is awesome, but of course – she will not win.
Rooney Mara – no way.
Michelle Williams – nice try, but no…
Viola Davis – has a chance.
Meryl Streep – hm, unfortunately not this time.
I knew that Tom Cruise will fuck this up! The Artist wins The Best Picture. I can NOT believe it!
Somebody answer me – are we officialy over now???
Here’s the full list of winners:
The Artist
- Moneyball
- The Descendants
- The Tree of Life
- Midnight in Paris
- The Help
- Hugo
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
- War Horse
- Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
- Martin Scorsese – Hugo
- Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
- Terrence Malick – Tree of Life
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
- Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- George Clooney – The Descendants
- Brad Pitt – Moneyball
- Demian Bichir – A Better Life
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
- Viola Davis – The Help
- Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
- Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
- Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
- Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
- Nick Nolte – Warrior
- Jonah Hill – Moneyball
- Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
- Berenice Bejo – The Artist
- Jessica Chastain – The Help
- Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
- Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help
- Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
- Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids
- J.C. Chandor – Margin Call
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
- Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants
- John Logan – Hugo
- Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian – Moneyball
- George Clooney – The Ides of March
- Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Did your favorite movies & stars bring home the gold?

It was another huge year for movies, and Hollywood’s finest were on hand to honor the best of the best Feb. 26 during the 84th Annual Academy Awards! Check out the full list of winners below, then drop us a comment: Who were you happy for? And who do you think got totally snubbed?

And the Oscars go to…

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: Jean DujardinThe Artist
Best Actress: Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher PlummerBeginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia SpencerThe Help
Best Director: Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist
Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Short Film (Documentary): Saving Face
Short Film (Live Action): The Shore
Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight In Paris
Writing  (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants
Music (Original Song): “Man Or Muppet,” The Muppets
Music (Original Score): The Artist
Visual Effects: Hugo
Animated Feature: Rango
Documentary Feature: Undefeated
Sound Mixing: Hugo
Sound Editing: Hugo
Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Costume Design: The Artist, Mark Bridges
Art Direction: Hugo
Cinematography: Hugo
We’ll be updating the winners list as the show goes on, so keep coming back for the latest!
The Oscars buck awards trend by awarding Martin Scorsese'sHugo 11 nominations, while The Artist trails with 10 and The Descendants with five

Full list of nominations
Oscar nominations 2012: The Help, Hugo, War Horse, The Artist and The Descendants
Oscar nominations 2012: The Help, Hugo, War Horse, The Artist and The Descendants Photograph: Allstar/AP
Following an awards season so far notable for its predictability, the Academy today upset the apple cart by awarding Martin Scorsese's 3Dfilm 11 nominations, leaving Michel Hazanavicius's much-tipped The Artist trailing with 10.
Meanwhile, Bennett Miller's Moneyball took six nominations, as did War Horse, with Alexander Payne's The Descendants - which had been tipped as The Artist's one to beat - taking just five. Tate Taylor's The Help went home with just four, including two in the supporting actress category.
The nine films that made the Academy's best picture list (which this year could come in between five and 10) are The ArtistThe Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.
There were surprises in all categories. A Better Life's Demián Bichir was included in the best actor list, possibly at the expense of Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender (although Gary Oldman did make the cut).
Rooney Mara, considered an outsider in the best actress category, was included after all, while Nick Nolte and Max von Sydow were surprise nods in the supporting actor field. A big cheer went up at the announcement when Sydow's name was read out, and another when the film in which he features - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - was deemed in the running for best picture. Drive's Albert Brooks was the loser by default, and Nicolas Winding Refn's film earned only one nomination, for sound editing.
Terrence Malick picked up a nomination for best director for The Tree of Life, though Steven Spielberg failed to earn one for War Horse. The Tree of Life completed a hat-trick of nominations by also picking one up for cinematography.
Another upset in the original screenplay category came from the inclusion of JC Chandor's Margin Call; a nod for the script for Asghar Farhadi's A Separation will be especially welcome news, though - the film was also confirmed on the shortlist for best foreign film.
Even the animation list was full of unexpected treats, including acclaim for A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita alongside Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rango.
Although UK nominees were not quite as predicted, there will be big cheers for the mention of Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs. McTeer plays (alongside fellow nominee Glenn Close) a woman who disguises herself as a man to find work in 19th century Dublin. Along with her work in forthcoming Hammer horror The Woman in Black, 2012 is shaping up to be a year of McTeer.
The final instalment in the Harry Potter franchise picked up a better-than-expected three nominations, including tips for make-up (with The Iron Lady and Albert Nobbs), art direction and visual effects. That equals the number earned by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (adapted screenplay, lead actor, music). And also, yet more surprisingly, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (sound editing, visual effects, sound mixing).
The Ides of March and The Adventures of Tintin earned one nod apiece, though not in the categories expected (Ides for adapted screenplay, Tintin for music). Films which have already gone home empty handed include J Edgar (which had been hopeful for best actor), Shame (ditto, as well as cinematography), Young Adult (tipped for a fifth place best actress or best supporting actor or best original screenplay) and 50/50.

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