And the Oscar goes to………….
These 5 words were more than enough to change the lives of the people who were present at the Oscars. The 84th annual Academy Awards had finally arrived. It was time for the Movie makers to celebrate and compete against the top nominations. Although the telecast did began at 6 am IST, I am sure that most of the Movie fans would have seen it LIVE. But those who might have missed this event, don’t worry we have captured the best moments in this post. Hope you can relive those amazing moments.
10 moments that have made this years Oscars Special:
– This is Billy Crystal’s 9th appearance as a Host for Oscars
– “The Artist” was the first silent film to win since the Academy Awards’ inaugural year, 1927 for best picture.
– Two performers in their 80s were nominated for Oscars—both brilliant actors—Max Von Sydow and Christopher Plummer. Plummer, 82, became the oldest actor to win an Oscar—for Best Supporting Actor for Beginners.
– One of the two winners of the Best Editing award thanked everyone who had “been born, reborn, or born again. If I’ve left you out, you probably know who you are”.
– Woody Allen winning Best Screenplay for Midnight in Paris but refusing yet again to show up to collect his award.
– Jean Dujardin winning the Best Actor award for his portrayal of a silent film star in The Artist
– The 62-year-old actress Meryl Streep won the third Academy Award of her career for her role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in ” The Iron Lady.” She is the most Oscar-nominated actor in history. (17 times)
– A tribute to the movies was performed by Cirque du Soleil. (A Canadian entertainment company, self-described as a “dramatic mix of circus art and street entertainment)
– Of the 20 nominees in the lead acting and supporting categories, only two (Meryl Streep and George Clooney) are previous winners
– There were Nine best picture nominees this year.
Without further wait, we present to you the entire list of the Winners of the much desired Oscars:
Best Motion Picture: ‘The Artist’
Best Actor in the Lead Role: Jean Dujardin in ‘The Artist’.
Best Documentary (Short Subject): Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
for ‘Saving Face’.
Best Short Film (Live Action): Terry George and Oorlagh George for ‘The Shore’.
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen for ‘Midnight in Paris’. The Academy contrulated Woody Allen and accepted the award on behalf of him.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat and Paxton for ‘The Decendants’.
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie for ‘Man or Muppet’.
Best Original Score: Winning for the first time Ludovic Bruce for ‘The Artist’.
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for his role in the ‘Beginnings’.
Best Visual Effects: The Oscar went to Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning for ‘Hugo’.
Best Animated Feature film: ‘Rango’, Gore Verbinski.
Best Documentary: ‘Undefeated’. The award was received by TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas.
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley for ‘Hugo’.
Best Sound Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty for ‘Hugo’.
Best Film Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for ‘The Help’.
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges for ‘The Artist’.
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti (Production Design); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration) for ‘Hugo’.
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for ‘Hugo’.
Happy Viewing 🙂