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The 84th Academy Awards

By Geeky Gem

Well it’s that time of year again, when the best and brightest of Hollywood’s crème da la crème descended on the 84th Academy Awards. Now Hmsbeefnuts is not a fan of the Oscars, and he will tell you all about this at a later date, however, due to his dislike for this event, it fell to me to stay up all night and watch events unfold. Yes that’s right, fuelled by caffeine and not a lot else, I have chosen to endure the wee small hours, and bring you the news first, well, promptly anyway. Below I have put the nominations in full and marked the winner. I hope if you were waiting for someone to win that they won.

 

Best Picture
War Horse
The Artist – WINNER
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) – WINNER
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

 

Best Actor
Demián Bichir (A Better Life)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) – WINNER

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actress
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) – WINNER
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Nick Nolte (Warrior)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners) – WINNER
Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help) – WINNER

Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash) – WINNER
Hugo (John Logan)
The Ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon)
Moneyball (Steven Zallian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O’Conner, Peter Straughan)

Original Screenplay
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo, Kristin Wiig)
Margin Call (J.C. Chandor)
Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen) – WINNER
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango – WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation – WINNER

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo – WINNER
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo – WINNER
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Costume Design
Anonymous
The Artist – WINNER
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary Feature
Hell And Back Again
If A Tree Falls Short: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated – WINNER

Documentary Short
The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier Of The Civil Rights Movement
God Is The Bigger Elvis
Incident In New Baghdad
Saving Face – WINNER
The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

Editing
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – WINNER
Hugo
Moneyball

Makeup
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Iron Lady – WINNER

Original Score
The Adventures Of Tintin
The Artist – WINNER
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

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

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hugo – WINNER
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hugo – WINNER
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo – WINNER
Real Steel
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Animated Short
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore – WINNER
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Live Action Short
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore – WINNER
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

 

So there we have it, the winners have been announced and the speeches given. Did your favourite win. Were you shocked by anything?  I am now going to sleep as staying awake all night to bring this to you has killed me, but I do it because I love you.

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