And the Oscar goes to………

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 Actress in the Lead Role: Meryl Streep for ‘The Iron Lady’.

Best Actor in the Lead Role: Jean Dujardin in ‘The Artist’.

Best Director: Winning for the third time, Michel Hazanavicius for ‘The Artist’.
Best Animated Short Film: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’.

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 Foreign Language Film: Asghar Farhadi for an Iranian film ‘A Separation’.

Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for ‘The Iron Lady’.

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 🙂

Oscars Nominations are out…Which is your favorite movie this year?

The 2012 Oscars nominations have been announced! Already there is a lot of buzz about the films that’s been nominated this year. Before we get into the details let’s look at what is OSCAR all about. The moment we hear Oscars, all we think is that it’s the most prestigious awards in the Movie Business.

An Academy Award is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)[1] to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season. The 84th Academy Awards, honoring films in 2011, will be held at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on February 26, 2012. Billy Crystal will serve as host for the evening, replacing Eddie Murphy, who was originally slated to host.

Following are some of the amazing facts about Oscars, am sure reading this you’ll get into this Oscar Fever as well 😉

  • The first set of awards were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a professional honorary organization, maintains a voting membership of 5,783 as of 2012
  • The 83rd Academy Awards was viewed by 37.36 million viewers across the Globe
  • The price of a guest ticket to the very first ceremony, held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel($5 )
  • The number of seconds each actor’s speech is restricted to, as of 2010 (45 sec) 
  • The age of the youngest Oscar winner, Tatum O’Neal, who won best supporting actress for her role in the 1973 film Paper Moon (10 yrs) 
  • Number of seats in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., where the ceremony is held (3300) 
  • TITANIC shares a different record for most nominations (14 out of 17 possible)

So are you ready for the 2012 Oscars nominees? Here you go….

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Actress
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

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Alexander Payne
Martin Scorsese
Woody Allen
Terrence Malick

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor – Margin Call
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi – A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Foreign Language Film
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

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

Do let us know your favorite Oscar moments and your favourite movie this year. Happy Viewing.

The 69th Golden Globe Awards – Winners

Its a common trend to have separate award functions for Television and Film awards.  But here we have The Golden Globe Award recognizes excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.It is an accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).The 1st Golden Globe Awards were held in January 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles. The 69th Golden Globe Awards, were presented today in Beverly Hills, California, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Its been present there since 1961.
Some say that these awards are considered to be the dress rehearsals for the Orcars. These awards lay the foundation and the buzz around the Orcars. But none the less, Golden Globes do have a special place in the Film and Television Industry.

It was a intense competition between the amazing stars that were in the race to win the awards. The most talked about category was Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, there were some amazing actors that were nominated. Which included George Clooney (The Descendants ), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball). Also the same amount of action was expected in the catehory of Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, which included amazing actors like  Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The Best Animated Feature Film catageory also had some wonderful movies in the race like, The Adventures of Tintin , Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots and Rango.

You might ask what about the television Awards, well here you go. The most intense category was Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. This category had some big names in the television industry. Comprising of Matt LeBlanc, Johnny Galecki fromThe Big Bang, and David Duchovny from Californication . Also the Best Series awards were something to watch out for, with amazing nominations like, Homeland ,American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, Boss, and Game of Thrones.
I know you must be eagerly waiting to know who the winners are. Will not keep you waiting for long, here’s a complete list of all the Golden Globe winners.
— Best Picture, Drama: “The Descendants.”
— Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Artist.”
— Best Actor, Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants.”
— Best Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”
— Best Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.”
— Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”
— Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn.”
— Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”
— Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”
— Best Foreign Language: “A Separation.”
— Best Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin.”
— Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”
— BestOriginal Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist.”
— Best Original Song: “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), “W.E.”
—Best Drama: “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Best Musical or Comedy: “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Best Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, “Boss.”
— Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland.”
— Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, “Enlightened.”
— Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes.”
— Best Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce.”
— Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, “Luther.”
— Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story.”
— Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones.”