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The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Special 26 February 2012
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tom Hanks ... Self - Presenter
Penelope Ann Miller ... Self - Audience Member
Kristen Wiig ... Self - Nominee & Presenter
Tom Cruise ... Self - Presenter
Brad Pitt ... Self - Nominee
Rooney Mara ... Self - Nominee
Natalie Portman ... Self - Presenter
Christian Bale ... Self - Presenter
Jessica Chastain ... Self - Nominee
Martin Scorsese ... Self - Nominee
Robert Downey Jr. ... Self - Presenter
George Clooney ... Self - Nominee
Adam Sandler ... Self
Emma Stone ... Self - Presenter
Rose Byrne ... Self - Presenter
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

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Life. Camera. Action. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-14
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For the first time in Oscar history, there are nine Best Picture nominees. See more »

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

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Gore Verbinski - Winner: Best Animated Film: Thank you so much. This is crazy. Someone asked me if this film was for kids and, I don't know, but it was certainly created by a bunch of grownups acting like children, and we just had the best time. I want to thank the real-world chameleon, Mr. Johnny Depp, and the entire cast for coming out and playing. To the artists, Crash McCreery, Jim Byrkit, Hal Hickel, Tim Alexander, John Knoll, everybody at Blind Wink and ILM who put so much passion into every frame. And to the early believers, John ...
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Referenced in Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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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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