Monday, 27 February 2012

2012 Oscar Falderah

"The Artist" was the big winner at last night's Oscars, winning five Academy Awards including best picture and becoming the first silent film to triumph at the Academy Awards since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.

The black and white film - which tells the tale of an old-Hollywood love story - was named Best Picture, while its star Jean Dujardin took Best Actor and Michel 
Hazavanicius took home the award for Best Director.

Accepting the Best Actor accolade, first-time nominee Jean, 39 - who saw off stiff competition from Hollywood stalwarts Brad Pitt and George Clooney - gushed: "I love your country. So many of you here tonight have inspired me."
The film also scooped the awards for Best Costume Design and Best Original Score.

Meryl Streep wins Best Actress

Meryl Streep wins Oscar for Best ActressSeventeen-times nominated star Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'.
The 62-year-old third-time Oscar winner kissed husband Don Gummer before taking to the stage at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre to accept her iconic Oscars statuette.
She joked: "When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'come on, why her again', but whatever."
Praised by award presenter and her 'Mamma Mia!' co-star Colin Firth for being "unreasonably good", she thanked her colleagues and friends for her "inexplicably wonderful career".

Streep's win was her first Oscar in 29 years, since she won best actress for "Sophie's Choice." She had lost 12 times in a row since then. Streep also has a supporting-actress Oscar for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer."

"When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America go, 'Oh, no, why her again?' But whatever," Streep said, laughing.

"I really understand I'll never be up here again. I really want to think all my colleagues, my friends. I look out here and I see my life before my eyes, my old friends, my new friends. Really, this is such a great honor but the think that counts the most with me is the friendship and the love and the sheer job we've shared making moves together," said Streep, the record-holder with 17 acting nominations.
Another big winner of the night was Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure drama 'Hugo' which was victorious in the categories of Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

Christopher Plummer oldest Oscar winner

Christopher Plummer, 82, became the Academy's oldest winner when he was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a gay father in 'Beginners', while Octavia Spencer picked up the Best Supporting Actress title for 'The Help'. Actor Billy Crystal hosted.

Complete list of the 2012 Oscar winners:

BEST PICTURE: The Artist
ACTRESS: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
ACTOR: Jean Dujardin - The Artist
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer - The Help
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer - The Beginners
DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
ANIMATED FEATURE: Rango
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Midnight in Paris
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Descendants
ART DIRECTION: Hugo CINEMATOGRAPHY: Hugo
COSTUME DESIGN: The Artist
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Undefeated
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Saving Face
FILM EDITING: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation
MAKEUP: The Iron Lady
MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE: The Artist
MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG: "Man or Muppet"
SHORT FILM ANIMATED: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
SHORT FILM LIVE ACTION: The Shore
SOUND EDITING: Hugo SOUND MIXING: Hugo
VISUAL EFFECTS: HugoAuthor: Andy Goldberg
Associated Press Entertainment Writers Lynn Elber and Christy Lemire contributed to this report.


6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I know this is going to be a really unpopular opinion but I just can't help but feel like Meryl Streep really didn't deserve that Oscar. Her accident as Thatcher wasn't very accurate in my opinion and kind of detracted away from what was a great film. Congratulations to all the winners though!

Mark said...

I don't watch the Oscars. But, I do love to know who won. So, thanks for this post. Now I'll know where to look next year!
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Ami said...

I never watch any of that stuff... I just don't care. I'm a terrible consumer, never go to theaters, never buy retail if I can get it used... probably my fault the economy sucks.

:)

Meryl Streep is an amazing actress, but I didn't see the performance that got her an Oscar this time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I was bummed Apes didn't win for visual effects but at least Rango snagged the best animated feature award.

Sausage Fingers said...

What was with Mr. Pitts wife showing off her boney leg and skeleton arms? can someone pass her a cheeseburger.
ps. Super scrawny skinny is not sexy to a man...we like a little jiggle if you know what I am saying.
Cheers, Sausage...

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