February 27, 2012

"THE ARTIST" 
IT IS !

Jean Dujardin (for "The Artist") 
& Meryl Streep (for "The Iron Lady") 
dazzle too !

The 84th edition of the annual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles today. Here are the list of the big winners:
  • The Artist has 5 wins: 
    • Best Picture
    • Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius
    • Best Actor - Jean Dujardin
    • Best Costume Design 
    • Best Original Score 
  • Meryl Streep wins Best Actress for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
    • Best Supporting Actor for The Beginner, Christopher Plummer is the oldest winner at 82
    • First time nominee Octavia Spencer wins Best Supporting Actress for The Help
    • Hugo also bags 5 awards: 
      • Best Cinematography
      • Art Direction
      • Sound Editing
      • Sound Mixing
      • Visual Effects 
    • Woody Allen wins Best Original Screenplay for Midnight In Paris 
    • The Descendants gets Best Adapted Screenplay.
    Oscars 2012 Full List of Nominees & Winners

       

    Best Picture
    "War Horse"
    "The Artist" -- Winner
    "Moneyball"
    "The Descendants"
    "The Tree of Life"
    "Midnight In Paris"
    "The Help"
    "Hugo"
    "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

    Actress in a Leading Role
    Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
    Viola Davis in "The Help"
    Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
    Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" -- Winner
    Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn"

    Actor in a Leading Role
    Demian Bichir in "A Better Life"
    George Clooney in "The Descendants"
    Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" -- Winner
    Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
    Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"

    Directing
    "The Artist" - Michel Hazanavicius -- Winner
    "The Descendants" - Alexander Payne
    "Hugo" - Martin Scorsese
    "Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen
    "The Tree of Life" - Terrence Malick

    Short Film (Animated)
    "Dimanche/Sunday" - Patrick Doyon
    "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" - William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg -- Winner
    "La Luna" - Enrico Casarosa
    "A Morning Stroll" - Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
    "Wild Life" - Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

    Documentary (Short Subject)
    "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" - Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
    "God Is the Bigger Elvis" - Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
    "Incident in New Baghdad" - James Spione
    "Saving Face" - Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy -- Winner
    "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" - Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

    Short Film (Live Action)
    "Pentecost" - Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
    "Raju" - Max Zahle and Stefan Gieren
    "The Shore" Terry George and Oorlagh George -- Winner
    "Time Freak" - Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
    "Tuba Atlantic" - Hallvar Witzø

    Writing (Original Screenplay)
    "The Artist" - Written by Michel Hazanavicius
    "Bridesmaids" - Written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
    "Margin Call" - Written by J.C. Chandor
    "Midnight in Paris" - Written by Woody Allen -- Winner
    "A Separation" - Written by Asghar Farhadi

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    "The Descendants" - Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash -- Winner
    "Hugo" - Screenplay by John Logan
    "The Ides of March" - Screenplay by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
    "Moneyball" - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin
    "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

    Music (Original Song)
    "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" - Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie -- Winner
    "Real in Rio" from "Rio" - Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett  

    Music (Original Score)
    "The Adventures of Tintin" - John Williams
    "The Artist" - Ludovic Bource -- Winner
    "Hugo" - Howard Shore
    "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Alberto Iglesias
    "War Horse" - John Williams

    Actor in a Supporting Role
    Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn"
    Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
    Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
    Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" -- Winner
    Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

    Visual Effects
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" - Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
    "Hugo" - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning -- Winner
    "Real Steel" - Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
    "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier


    Animated Feature Film
    "A Cat in Paris" - Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
    "Chico & Rita" - Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
    "Kung Fu Panda 2" - Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    "Puss in Boots" - Chris Miller
    "Rango" - Gore Verbinski -- Winner  

    Documentary (Feature)
    "Hell and Back Again" - Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
    "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" - Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
    "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" - Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    "Pina" - Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
    "Undefeated" - TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas -- Winner 

    Sound Mixing
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
    "Hugo" - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley -- Winner
    "Moneyball" - Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
    "War Horse" - Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

    Sound Editing
    "Drive" - Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Ren Klyce
    "Hugo" - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty -- Winner
    "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
    "War Horse" - Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

    Film Editing
    "The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
    "The Descendants" Kevin Tent
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall -- Winner
    "Hugo" - Thelma Schoonmaker
    "Moneyball" - Christopher Tellefsen

    Actress in a Supporting Role
    Berenice Bejo in "The Artist"
    Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
    Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
    Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
    Octavia Spencer in "The Help" -- Winner

    Foreign Language Film
    "Bullhead" - Belgium
    "Footnote" - Israel
    "In Darkness" - Poland
    "Monsieur Lazhar" - Canada
    "A Separation" - Iran -- Winner

    Makeup
    "Albert Nobbs" - Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" - Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
    "The Iron Lady" - Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland -- Winner


    Costume Design
    "Anonymous" - Lisy Christl
    "The Artist" - Mark Bridges -- Winner
    "Hugo" - Sandy Powell
    "Jane Eyre" - Michael O'Connor
    "W.E." - Arianne Phillips

    Art Direction
    "The Artist" - Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" - Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan "Hugo" - Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo -- Winner
    "Midnight in Paris" - Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Helene Dubreuil
    "War Horse" - Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

    Cinematography
    "The Artist" - Guillaume Schiffman
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Jeff Cronenweth
    "Hugo" - Robert Richardson -- Winner
    "The Tree of Life" - Emmanuel Lubezki
    "War Horse" - Janusz Kaminski

    Twitter's Prediction of Oscars 2012 Winners 
    Webtrends Design Lab analyzed 476,000 tweets to gather detailed Oscar winner predications. Every year particular films generate hype; however, that hype has often be difficult to quantify. The infographic below is a precise way to quantify Oscar buzz among Twitter users.

    The Big Oscars Nominees /Possible winners for Oscars 2012: The complete list of nominees and possible winners for the 84th Annual Academy Awards
    • OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
      • Demin Bichir in "A Better Life"
      • George Clooney in "The Descendants"
      • Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
      • Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
      • Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
      • Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn
      • Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
      • Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
      • Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
      • Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
      • Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
      • Viola Davis in "The Help"
      • Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
      • Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
      • Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn" 
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
      • Benice Bejo in "The Artist"
      • Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
      • Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
      • Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
      • Octavia Spencer in "The Help" 
    • OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
      • "A Cat in Paris " Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli"
      • Chico & Rita "Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
      • "Kung Fu Panda 2" Jennifer Yuh Nelson
      • "Puss in Boots" Chris Miller
      • "Rango" Gore Verbinski
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR ART DIRECTION
      • "The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
      • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
      • "Hugo" Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
      • "Midnight in Paris" Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
      • "War Horse" Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
    • OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR  CINEMATOGRAPHY
      • "The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman
      • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Jeff Cronenweth
      • "Hugo" Robert Richardson
      • "The Tree of Life" Emmanuel Lubezki
      • "War Horse" Janusz Kaminski
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR COSTUME DESIGN
      • "Anonymous" Lisy Christl
      • "The Artist" Mark Bridges
      • "Hugo" Sandy Powell
      • "Jane Eyre" Michael O'Connor
      • "W.E." Arianne Phillips
    •   OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR DIRECTING
      • "The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius
      • "The Descendants" Alexander Payne
      • "Hugo" Martin Scorsese
      • "Midnight in Paris" Woody Allen
      • "The Tree of Life" Terrence Malick 
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR  DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
      • "Hell and Back Again" Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
      • "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
      • "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
      • "Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
      • "Undefeated" TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR  DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
      • "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
      • "God Is the Bigger Elvis" Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
      • "Incident in New Baghdad" James Spione
      • "Saving Face" Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
      • "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR  FILM EDITING
      • "The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
      • "The Descendants" Kevin Tent
      • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
      • "Hugo" Thelma Schoonmaker
      • "Moneyball" Christopher Tellefsen
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
      • "Bullhead" Belgium
      • "Footnote" Israel
      • "In Darkness" Poland
      • "Monsieur Lazhar" Canada
      • "A Separation" Iran
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR MAKEUP
      • "Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
      • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
      • "The Iron Lady" Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
      • The Adventures of Tintin John Williams
      • The Artist Ludovic Bource
      • Hugo Howard Shore
      • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Alberto Iglesias
      • War Horse John Williams
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
      • Man or Muppet from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
      • Real in Riofrom "Rio" Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR BEST PICTURE
      • The Artist Thomas Langmann, Producer
      • The Descendants Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
      • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Scott Rudin, Producer
      • The Help Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
      • Hugo Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
      • Midnight in Paris Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
      • Moneyball Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
      • The Tree of Life Nominees to be determined
      • War Horse Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
      •  "Dimanche/Sunday" Patrick Doyon
      • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
      • La Luna Enrico Casarosa
      • A Morning Stroll Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
      • Wild Life Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
      •  "Pentecost" Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
      • Raju Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
      • The Shore Terry George and Oorlagh George
      • Time Freak Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
      • Tuba Atlantic Hallvar Witzø
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR SOUND EDITING
      • Drive Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
      • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Ren Klyce
      • Hugo Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
      • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
      • War Horse Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR SOUND MIXING
      • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
      • Hugo Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
      • Moneyball Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
      • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
      • War Horse Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR VISUAL EFFECTS
      • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
      • Hugo Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
      • Real Steel Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
      • Rise of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
      • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
      • The Descendants Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • Hugo Screenplay by John Logan
      • The Ides of March Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
      • Moneyball Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
      • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan
    •  OSCAR NOMINEES / POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
      • The Artist Written by Michel Hazanavicius
      • Bridesmaids Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
      • Margin Call Written by J.C. Chandor
      • Midnight in Paris Written by Woody Allen
      • A Separation Written by Asghar Farhadi
    Amazing & Interesting Facts about Oscars 2012:
    • "The Artist" is expected to win this year's Best Picture award, which would make it the first silent film to win since "Wings" did it back in 1929 -- at the very first Academy Awards.
    • Meryl Streep is widely regarded as the greatest living actress with her record-setting 17 acting nominations. If she wins for "The Iron Lady" this year, it will be her first Oscar victory since way back in 1983 (for "Sophie's Choice").
    • George Clooney has the unusual honor of being nominated this year in two different categories for two different movies -- Best Actor for "The Descendants" and Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Ides of March." But this is actually the second time Clooney has managed this odd feat: In 2006 he won an Oscar for "Syriana" and was nominated for two more for "Good Night, and Good Luck."
    • Kenneth Branagh, whose nod for Best Supporting Actor in "My Week with Marilyn" is his fifth career nomination -- in his fifth different category. Previous nominations include Director ("Henry V"), Actor ("Henry V"), Live Action Short ("Swan Song") and Adapted Screenplay ("Hamlet").
    • Prior to the Oscars, "The Artist" won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The last time a movie won both of these awards was "Oliver!" way back in 1968.
    • Pixar didn't earn a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. This is the first time since the category debuted in 2001 that the studio hasn't received a nomination.
    • There are a lot of familiar faces among the acting nominees this year, but of the 20 stars up for awards, only two of them have ever actually won an Oscar before: Clooney and Streep. Even Glenn Close, Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams have never actually taken home the prize.
    • Michelle Williams may not have won an award yet, but she's the only acting nominee in the field this year who was also nominated for an acting award last year (Best Actress for "Blue Valentine," losing to Natalie Portman in "Black Swan").
    • Despite getting mostly negative or mixed reviews, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" still managed to land a Best Picture nomination. Its director Stephen Daldry, continued his amazing record: All four of his films (the other three being "Billy Elliot," "The Hours" and "The Reader") have now earned Oscar nods in either the Best Picture or Best Director categories.
    • Legendary composer John Williams celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month in grand style -- by landing two more Oscar nominations, for "War Horse" and "Tintin." That brings his lifetime total to an incredible 47 Oscar nominations. Also he's still only in second place, behind the 59 nominations earned by Walt Disney.
    • Woody Allen's Best Original Screenplay nomination for "Midnight in Paris" is his 15th nod in the category. "Midnight in Paris" marks the seventh time he's been nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for the same film, an Oscars record
    • Max von Sydow and Christopher Plummer share three things in common: They are both 82, they are both nominated for Best Supporting Actor and, surprisingly, neither of them has won an Oscar before. If one of them does win (Plummer is considered pretty much a lock for the trophy), he will become the oldest Oscar winner ever, topping Jessica Tandy, who was 80 when she won for "Driving Miss Daisy."
    • This is the first time in the 84 years of the Academy Awards that there are nine nominees for Best Picture, with every previous event having either five or 10 contenders.
    • Best Original Song, which usually provides the broadcast with several live performances, ended up with only two nominees this year.
    • Martin Scorsese landed his seventh nomination in the Best Director category this year for "Hugo." Strangely, "Hugo" is also Scorsese's first ever Best Picture nomination as a producer. While several of his previous movies have been nominated for Best Picture, all of them were produced by other people.
    • When Billy Crystal was pressed into emergency duty as host of the Oscars following the Brett Ratner fiasco, it marked the ninth time he has been tapped to host the ceremony. It's still only halfway to the record of 18 ceremonies held by the legendary Bob Hope.
    • Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer from "The Help" are considered to be the front-runners in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, respectively. The last duo from the same film to win both categories was Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi Dench for 1998's "Shakespeare in Love."
    • Of the nine Best Picture nominees, "The Help" the only one that has earned more than $100 million at the box office so far. That could change, though. Last year's winner, "The King's Speech," had only earned $58 million domestically at the time it was nominated, but ended up riding its Oscar success to $138 million total before all was said and done.  

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