The 84th Academy Award Nominations were held on February 26, 2012. Billy Crystal served as host marking this his 9th time. Crystal as always had a funny movie/song opening and his opening monologue was quite funny and he kept the award show moving. As far as the awards, I found it quite coincidental that the jokes made were almost hinting who was going to win. That or it was just a huge writing coincidence. As far as the awards, there were some surprises and some well deserved wins.
and…the “Best Picture” goes to…
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The 84th Academy Award Nominations were announced on January 24, 2012. This year there are nine Best Picture nominees. “The Ides of March”, which was co-written and directed by George Clooney was noticeably missing from the Best Picture category but was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Otherwise most of the nominees are very similar to this year’s Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice nominees. Kudos to the Academy for giving a Best Actress in a Supporting Role nod to Melissa McCarthy for her role in “Bridesmaids”. McCarthy was previously snubbed of a Golden Globe nomination, so it is nice to see that she got an Oscar nomination for a role which many thought would garner one.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards will air on February 26, 2012, with host Billy Crystal making this his 9th time as MC-ing the event.
Here are some nomination highlights:
“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
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It’s official! The rumors were swirling when Eddie Murphy’s name was put forth to host the 2012 Academy Awards. Now it’s a done deal! The 83rd Annual Academy Award show attempted to draw in a younger audience with the selection of Anne Hathaway and James Franco as last year’s hosts. In my opinion, last year’s award show was a bit of a snooze but on paper it sounded like a good idea. With the selection of Murphy as host, again on paper it sounds like a great idea. Let’s see if it works out, if anything it will generate a lot of buzz.
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