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The 84th Academy Awards --> 2012 Awards Show Discussion




Let's talk: show, winners, losers, speeches, Billy being back!! and of course seat fillers!

Date & Time:
Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 5:30pm PST (8:30pm EST)

Place:
Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California

Nominees:
Spoiler:

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

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

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

Actor In a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Actress In a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer - The Help

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

Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

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

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

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

Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

Foreign Language Film
Belgium, “Bullhead”
Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar”
Iran, “A Separation”
Israel, “Footnote”
Poland, “In Darkness”

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

Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from THE MUPPETS
“Real in Rio” from RIO

Short Film (Animated)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Writing (Original Screenplay)
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation
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In here. Underdogs I'm pulling for:

The Help (Best Picture)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Nick Nolte (Warrior)
The Ides of March (Adapted Screenplay)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Visual Effects and Makeup)
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Wow, just looking at that poster makes me realize what a terrible lineup of movies are nominated for Best Picture this year. I've only seen about half of them, didn't really love any of those, and feel very little enthusiasm about seeing the others (though I will eventually). Is it just me?

Lowest Oscar ratings ever? I'd bet yes.
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Wow, just looking at that poster makes me realize what a terrible lineup of movies are nominated for Best Picture this year. I've only seen about half of them, didn't really love any of those, and feel very little enthusiasm about seeing the others (though I will eventually). Is it just me?

Lowest Oscar ratings ever? I'd bet yes.
i think people will tune into to see Billy and his usual shenanigans, so no, highest in sometime i would imagine, but yes, weak best pic lineup for sure.
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Just shows you what happens when the year doesn't have a Ron Howard picture to sweep the categories.
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Just shows you what happens when the year doesn't have a Ron Howard picture to sweep the categories.
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
I'm saying that I believe Ron Howard's output seems to be what the Academy considers the pinnacle of cinematic achievement, so a bunch of other awkwardly-handled, mediocre dreck shouldn't be that surprising (though, perhaps putting it in words ruins my comment ).
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This may be the first year in awhile that I don't watch at all. Just can't get excited this year...
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I liked a few of the Best Picture nominees, but none of them are all-time greats. A probable win for The Artist just means yet another Best Picture winner that nobody will even remember in 10 years. Looking at the Best Picture winners over the past 10 years, I'm not sure many, if any, would be a movie that you look at and think that, in the future, it will be looked back on as a classic.

If you go back to even just as recently as the '90s, there are a lot of winners that are still considered masterpieces by many (Braveheart, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, to name a few). I don't know if the quality has just dropped off so much over the past decade or the wrong films are being nominated and winning, but it's disappointing.
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This may be the first year in awhile that I don't watch at all. Just can't get excited this year...
Same here. This is the first one I'll miss out of sheer lack of interest.
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I liked a few of the Best Picture nominees, but none of them are all-time greats. A probable win for The Artist just means yet another Best Picture winner that nobody will even remember in 10 years. Looking at the Best Picture winners over the past 10 years, I'm not sure many, if any, would be a movie that you look at and think that, in the future, it will be looked back on as a classic.

If you go back to even just as recently as the '90s, there are a lot of winners that are still considered masterpieces by many (Braveheart, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, to name a few). I don't know if the quality has just dropped off so much over the past decade or the wrong films are being nominated and winning, but it's disappointing.
I wouldn't call a single one of those films you mentioned a classic. Of the 90's best picture winners, the only ones I'd call genuine classics are Unforgiven and The Silence of the Lambs. And meanwhile other actual 90's classics like Pulp Fiction, Seven, Goodfellas, Fargo, The Shawshank Redemption, Babe, The Lion King, and others aren't best picture winners. I'd say, in general, the Academy gets it wrong more than they get it right.

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That's some list of "masterpieces" there huh?
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I have seen all of the best picture nominees except for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris, and The Tree of Life. I'm not sure which one I'm going for, but likely The Artist.

Not much blew me out of the water this year though.
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Oh, man. This is great. This page has animated .GIFs of the reaction shots of a bunch of losing acting nominees.

http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour...they-lost.html
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Watching Red Carpet now. Wish they spoke more about movies and less about fashion. Bleh.
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Sacha Baron Cohen is the best!
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I fuckin hate Ryan Seacrest. Thanks Sasha!

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Oh, man. This is great. This page has animated .GIFs of the reaction shots of a bunch of losing acting nominees.

http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour...they-lost.html
Some are pretty funny. You can really see, though, what a class act Meryl Streep is; she seems genuinely happy when someone else wins and when she wins (as we saw with The Iron Lady at the Golden Globes), she appears surprised, humbled, and gracious.
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Thats the only interesting thing about the Oscars so far the Sasha Baron Cohen getting booted thing. Why didn't they just hire Sasha Baron Cohen to host the Oscars? He's in a nominated movie, he'd prob pull a younger demographic than Billy Crystal, my 19 year old sister asked me what movies Billy Crystal is know for the other day. It amazes me she's never seen City Slickers.
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i think people will tune into to see Billy and his usual shenanigans, so no, highest in sometime i would imagine, but yes, weak best pic lineup for sure.
Does anybody under the age of 30 know what a Billy Crystal is? Does anyone under the age of 70 actually tune in just to see him?

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If you go back to even just as recently as the '90s, there are a lot of winners that are still considered masterpieces by many (Braveheart, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, to name a few). I don't know if the quality has just dropped off so much over the past decade or the wrong films are being nominated and winning, but it's disappointing.
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