Sunday, February 26, 2012

And the Oscar Goes To...

The 84th Annual Academy Awards are tonight. Below is a listing of all the nominees in all the categories, with the exception of Best Master of Ceremonies, which has been awarded to Mr. Billy Crystal. As the awards progress throughout the night, I will be posting the winners, which means we will be starting at the bottom of this list and working our way up to Best Picture. As you can see, each entry is linked to its own profile page at the Internet Movie Database, so if there is a film you are unfamiliar with, just click on the link and you will be directed to the singular profile page. Again, the Oscars are important because the films and film makers who win, shape the films which will be produced for at least the next two years, which directly effects not only our choices for entertainment, but various groups which may/may not benefit from Hollywood attention. Have fun and good luck with your own Oscar ballots!

Best Motion Picture of the Year

WINNER: THE ARTIST

The Artist (2011): Thomas Langmann (my review: BANG! The Artist & the New Agenda In Film)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011): Scott Rudin (I chose not to see this one because it's so much like Hugo, but I might watch it next week)
The Help (2011): Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan  (my review: The Help: Of Chocolate Pies)
Hugo (2011/II): Graham King, Martin Scorsese (my review: Hugo & Worlds Within Worlds)
War Horse (2011): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy (my review: War Horse & the Importance Of Pacing)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER: OCTAVIO SPENCER, THE HELP

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Writing, Screenplay Written for the Screen

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

WINNER: A SEPARATION

Bullhead (2011): Michael R. Roskam(Belgium)
Footnote (2011): Joseph Cedar(Israel)

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Costume Design

WINNER: THE ARTIST

Anonymous (2011/I): Lisy Christl (my review:  Words, Words, Words: Anonymous)
Hugo (2011/II): Sandy Powell

Best Achievement, Original Score

Best Achievement in Music, Original Song

WINNER: THE MUPPETS

The Muppets (2011): Bret McKenzie("Man or Muppet")

Best Short Film, Animated

Best Short Film, Live Action

WINNER: THE SHORE

Tuba Atlantic (2010):  
POST SCRIPTUM: my next post is on Chronicle, the film is so rich in detail that I have spent considerable time thinking of it, but hope to have that up tomorrow!