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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Michelle Williams ... Herself - Nominee
Tom Cruise ... Himself - Presenter
Christian Bale ... Himself - Presenter
Bradley Cooper ... Himself - Presenter
Emma Stone ... Herself - Presenter
Natalie Portman ... Herself - Presenter
Brad Pitt ... Himself - Nominee
Robert Downey Jr. ... Himself - Presenter
Julia Roberts ... Herself
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Presenter
Will Ferrell ... Himself - Presenter
Rose Byrne ... Herself - Presenter
Sandra Bullock ... Herself - Presenter
Cameron Diaz ... Herself - Presenter
Michael Douglas ... Himself - Presenter
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

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Celebrate the movies in all of us See more »

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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

For the first time in Oscar history, there are nine Best Picture nominees. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Christopher Plummer - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: [to the Oscar] You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make. When I first emerged from my mother's womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech. But it was so long ago, mercifully for you I've forgotten it. But I haven't forgotten who to thank. The Academy, of course, for this extraordinary honor. And my fellow nominees: Kenneth, Nick, Jonah, dear Max. I'm so proud to be in your company. Of course I wouldn't be here at ...
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Connections

Follows The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Artist
to the tune of "I Won't Dance"
Music by Jerome Kern
Performed by Billy Crystal
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We can't afford war with Iran
27 February 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I should start by noting that out of all the movies that were nominated for anything this year, I've only seen "Beginners", "The Muppets", "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Albert Nobbs". I'm glad that Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor, but I was rooting for Glenn Close for Best Actress.

As for the ceremony itself, I liked Billy Crystal's performance, but I especially liked the scene with the cast members from Christopher Guest's movies (and also Sacha Baron Cohen's prank on the Red Carpet). However, probably the most important event of the night was when Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for directing "A Separation". Not only was it unexpected for an Iranian movie to win an Oscar, but Farhadi used the occasion to remind everyone what a disaster a war between the US and Iran would be, and also that Americans should remember Iran for Persian culture. In the end, it must have irritated the right wing that a movie from a Muslim country won Best Foreign Language Film (not to mention that a number of French people won for "The Artist").

All in all, I really liked the ceremony. This must be the first time that the "In Memoriam" montage has ever shown a computer CEO (by whom I mean Steve Jobs).


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