Oscars 2012: Postmortem

And that’s a wrap! After a lengthy awards season and weeks of predictions, the 84th Academy Awards came and went at a fairly quick pace and with plenty of moments to smile about. I have to say, Billy Crystal is one hell of an entertainer and it was a complete joy to have him back as host; in fact, everything about the night was so classical.

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Oscars 2012 – Best Picture

After months of preliminary awards and tons of predictions, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will air tonight at 8pm on ABC! Now that I’ve broken down the major categories, I can turn my attention to the most prestigious award of the night – Best Picture. Thanks to a new voting system, this year there are 9 nominees (yup, I don’t understand it either but ok!) so let’s get right to it:

The Nominees for Best Picture

  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • War Horse
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Artist
  • Moneyball
  • The Descendants
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Help

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Oscars 2012 – Best Actress

In just one day the glitz and glamour of the 84th Annual Academy Awards will arrive, and in honor of Oscar Week I’ve be breaking down the major categories. Let’s take a closer look and examine all 5 of this year’s nominees for Best Actress:

The Nominees for Best Actress

  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Michele Williams, My Week With Marilyn
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Glenn Close, Albert Knobs

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Oscars 2012 – Best Actor

In just one days time, Billy Crystal and the 84th Annual Academy Awards will arrive, and in honor of Oscar Week I’ve be breaking down all of the major categories. Let’s take a closer look and examine all 5 of this year’s nominees for Best Actor:

 

The Nominees for Best Actor

  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball
  • Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Demian Bichir, A Better Life

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Oscars 2012 – Best Director

It’s officially Oscar Weekend, and in just 2 days time, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will arrive! In honor of this year’s Oscars I’ve be breaking down all of the major categories. This year, a host of talented directors have been nominated for the coveted prize of Best Director, so let’s breakdown the category:

Nominees for Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Woody Allan, Midnight in Paris
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius’ new and highly ambitious film, The Artist, accomplishes the seemingly impossible: It features a highly engaging and simplistic storyline with two attractive characters played by foreign actors unknown to American audiences with an adjusted aspect ratio, black and white photography, and, most astonishing of all, absolutely no dialogue. Continue reading