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Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Academy Award winners

Best Picture:
The Artist

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Jean Dujardin for The Artist

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

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

Best Documentary, Short Subjects:
Saving Face

Best Short Film, Live Action:
The Shore

Best Original Screenplay:
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendents 

Best Original Song:
Bret McKenzie for "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets

Best Original Score:
Ludovic Bource for The Artist

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christopher Plummer for Beginners

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Octavia Spencer for The Help

Best Visual Effects:

Best Animated Film:

Best Documentary Feature:

Best Sound Mixing:

Best Sound Editing:

Best Editing:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Separation (Iran)

Best Makeup:
The Iron Lady

Best Costume Design:
The Artist

Best Art Direction:

Best Cinematography:

Well, there you have it. I predicted The Artist would win big and it did. However, I did not anticipate Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin winning so that genuinely surprised me. I was positive it would be Viola Davis and George Clooney.
I am, however, very disappointed that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo lost out on Best Original Screenplay for Bridesmaids. The members of the Academy officially have no sense of humor. And what the fuck at Rise of the Planet of the Apes not winning Best Visual Effects? I loved Hugo but put credit where credit is due, people.

Billy Crystal should host every Oscar telecast until he retires. He's the only one who can do it right. 

And honestly... Twilight in the beginning film montage? Really? How about we stick to films that actually mean something and/or were nominated for Oscars. Fucking hell. I screamed the moment I saw Kristen Stewart's face on my TV.

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