Awards Show Recap: 2012 Academy Awards

Now it is all over. Award season has come and gone. No more fancy dresses, designer jewels, millionaires giving millionaires awards. Let’s give this a moment of silence…. Okay, I’m being a bit dramatic, but this was my Superbowl. The day I look forward to all year, and now I have an entire year to wait to celebrate again.

Host Billy Crystal entertaining the crowd in the opening act.

 On to the awards… It started off great with host Billy Crystal returning to the stage for hosting duties. Although the award for Best Sound will NOT be presented to the 2012 Academy Awards, the show went on without a glitch. Billy was much better than the disastrous Anne Hathaway/James Franco host debacle of last year, and gave a solid opening act and kept the show running (on time!) and well throughout the three hour time slot. 

Streep, Dujardin and Spencer all accepting their awards.

 As for the winners… Was anyone shocked that The Artist was the big winner of the night? Me either. I bet the people of France are extremely happy right now. Even with Jean Dujardin saying in his Best Actor speech: “I love your country!” Yes, Jean beat Clooney. Those two were neck and neck and although my vote was for George Clooney’s brilliant performance in The Descendants, I am happy for Jean. The other will-she-won’t-she award of the night was the race between Viola Davis and Meryl Streep for Best Actress. The award ended up going to Meryl for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and I’m happy that if it wasn’t Viola, it was Meryl. Meryl is by far one of the best actresses of our time and deserves every nomination and award. My favorite moment of the night? Octavia Spencer winning Best Supporting Actress for her amazing performance in The Help. Her speech was so moving, it brought me to tears. Her award was so well-deserved and I am so happy for her! 

Here is a list of all the winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Documentary Short Film: Saving Face
Best Live Action Short Film: The Shore
Best Original Screenplay: Midnight In Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
Best Original Song: “Man Or Muppet,” The Muppets
Best Original Score: The Artist
Best Visual Effects: Hugo
Best Animated Feature: Rango
Best Documentary Feature: Undefeated
Best Sound Mixing: Hugo
Best Sound Editing: Hugo
Best Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Makeup: The Iron Lady
Best Costume Design: The Artist, Mark Bridges
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Cinematography: Hugo

Relive some of last night’s best winning moments…


1 Comment

  1. February 27, 2012 / 10:07 PM

    Rooney Mara was robbed! Dragon Tattoo was Robbed. Luv your Blog!