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Monday, February 27, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Hosted by Billy Crystal

The most shocking - yet funny - moment was actually on the Red Carpet, when Sasha Baron Cohen, dressed as The Dictator, dropped the 'apparent' ashes of Kim Jong il all over Ryan Seacrest's suit. I must say the latter looked very annoyed.

Cinematography: Robert Richardson (Hugo)

Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (Hugo)

Costume Design: Mark Bridges (The Artist)

Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland (The Iron Lady)
-> Very much deserved! The makeup was the best part of the film, something that made me think there should be an Oscar on the way.

Foreign Language Film: A Separation (Iran)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Film Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty (Hugo)
-> I loved the original speech.

Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley (Hugo)

The show followed with a great performance by Le Cirque du Soleil - Movie Style!

Documentary Feature: Undefeated

Animated Feature Film: Rango

Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning (Hugo)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Original Score: Ludovic Bource (The Artist)

Original Song: Man or Muppet (The Muppets)
-> Another much deserved Oscar! I really love this song!

Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants)
-> I was torn between this film and The Ides of March.

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
-> I was happy about that. Great script!

Live Action Short Film: The Shore

Documentary Short Subject: Saving Face

Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
-> Yes! Well done! I was rooting for her! Meryl Streep really deserved this!

Best Motion Picture: The Artist

That's all folks!

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