2012 Academy Awards

Last night was THE night for Hollywood. Last night was the 84th annual Academy Awards from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The winners weren’t very surprising and the fashions were pretty safe but never the less, here’s my wrap-up of the night’s events.

BEST DRESSED

Natalie Portman – Emma Stone – Michelle Williams

1.) Nantalie Portman totally rocked a polkadot dress on the Oscars red carpet… and I love her all the more for this. The shape of the dress is kind of boring but polkadots are my fav and this dress is awesome and this lady is awesome. Awesome.

2.) Emma Stone, who is ALWAYS a favorite of mine on red carpets and otherwise looked fabulous as always.

3.) Michelle Williams, who lost to Meryl Streep for Best Actress, looked absolutely stunning. I love the lacy details and that adorable bow on her hip!

Gwyneth Paltrow – Ellie Kemper – Milla Jovovich – Kristen Wiig

4.) At first I couldn’t decide whether I loved this or hated this. Then I decided I loved this and Gwyneth Paltrow is so rad anyway. She’s in the Best Dressed, thats that. (And the dress looked gorgeous without the cape too.)

5.) I thought this coppery-sparkle gown looked amazing on Ellie Kemper! Loved this with her ginger locks.

6.) Milla Jovovich is hot. Period. and she looked like a icey-bitch-queen for the evening which makes her even hotter.

7.) Hell may have frozen over guys because Kristen (waste of space) Wiig actually wore something I liked, let alone LOVED! Her gown is gorgeous! I love the feather skirt… She’s still horrible though.

BEST DRESSED COUPLES

Brad Piit & Angelina Jolie – George Clooney & Stacey Keibler – Judd Apaow & Leslie Mann

1.) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – Looking amazing as usual. Angie many not be my “cup of tea”but she looked great. … and Brad Pitt is half of this couple.

2.) George Clooney and… hang on… wait a sec… it’ll come to me… cheesy… wrestler? The Wrestler? Mickey Rourke… STACEY KEIBLER!. George Clooney and Stacey Keibler. Shes so damn gorgeous, it’s a shame nobody will remember her once George breaks up with her.

3.) and Yes, I’m placing these two right next to the two most beautiful couples in Hollywood because this couple is incredible. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Obviously Judd is awesome, but I feel Leslie Mann’s awesomeness goes under appreciated too often. She is one of my favorite actors! Ugh, I just love her.

WORST DRESSED

Viola Davis – Jennifer Lopez – Sherri Shepard

1.) Ok, I don’t COMPLETELY HATE Viola Davis’s look. But I just envision her playing out that scene from Gone With The Wind when Scarlett OHara is ripping down the drapes to make a gown (that makes her look like shes doing fine and not completely broke before she visits Rhett Butler in jail to (not) ask for money, but she didn’t moisturize her hands and he totally called her out on those callusy things…. I love that movie…) except, I see Viola ripping apart cheap-faux lather-green car seats.

2.) Jennifer Lopez… I can’t stand her.

3.) Sherri Shepard, from The View… WHY THE F*CK ARE YOU HERE?! *This has been you’re WTFAYH segment for this event*. Pst – I can totally see your bra… and it’s not even the same color as your dress OR a completely awesome contrasting color to make the statement that you intended for us to see your awesome-colored bra…. it’s just your Black Platex 18 hour… gross.

Sandra Bullock – Anne Faris – Judy Greer

WHY ARE YOU FORCING ME TO DO THIS LADIES?! WHY?!

1.) Sandra Bullock – No… Sorry. I love you.

2.) Anna Faris – What the crap, dude? I love you…and i love that hair… but seriously.

3.) Judy Greer – You are awesome. and in most of my favorite guilty pleasure movies… you were VERN FREAKING MAYO!!! What is this? … (She’s so awesome though… I’m starting to like it.)

THE SHOW

Host of the 84th Academy Awards, Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal hosted, again. He was great, could’a been funnier, but he’s always an amazing host.

There weren’t any “surprise wins” this year. At least, I didn’t think so:

Best Actor Winner: Jean Dujardin. and Best Actress in the whole of existence Winner: Meryl Streep

Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for his performance in The Artist. Meryl Streep won, again, for her performance in The Iron Lady. I. Love. Meryl. and I thought her speech was adorable. She’s just so perfect! and I cried as she talked about her friend, coworker and makeup artist who won for best makeup earlier in the night.

Octavia Spencer… crying… and crying… and crying…

Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help. Now, Octavia, you have won that category for every damn award show this season, so you had to have at least considered that there was a distinct possibility that you would win again at the Oscars. And i know it is the Oscars, I would be crying too, but this much? and you had to be helped out of your seat? Come on. The performance is amazing but I’m pretty sure thats exactly what it is: a performance. PS your next 2 movies, at least, will be complete crap, so don’t spoil this with over-dramatics, ok?

The show had some fantastic moments, like when Emma Stone and Ben Stiller presented the award for Best Visual Effects. Emma was hilarious and that was definitely one of the best moments of the show.

Ben Stiller and Emma Stone presenting the award for Best Visual Effects

There were also plenty of LAME moments. The lamest of the lame being when Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz presented the award for Best Makeup Design (Meryl’s friend) and did some stupid, over the shoulder bull-sh*t. Both a couple of LAMEO-BEGAMEOS! (“Lameo-Begameo”: T.R.O.)

J.Lo & C.Di presenting Best Makeup Design. (C.Di. Like it? Use it. Lets start another completely stupid celebrity name abbreviation.)

…and that’s my short-hand version of the 84th annual Academy Awards. if you enjoyed: please subscribe. You can also find me on twitter, tumblr and instagram.

Here’s a complete list of the night’s nominees and winners, thanks so much for reading!!!

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Demin Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
WINNER: Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
WINNER: Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
WINNER: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Benice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
WINNER: Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“A Cat in Paris ” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli”
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2” Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
WINNER: “Rango” Gore Verbinski

ART DIRECTION
“The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
WINNER: “Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
“Midnight in Paris” Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
“War Horse” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
WINNER: “Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski

COSTUME DESIGN
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
WINNER: “The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips

DIRECTING
THE WINNER: “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” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
“Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
WINNER: “Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
“God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
“Incident in New Baghdad” James Spione
WINNER: “Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

FILM EDITING
“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Kevin Tent
WINNER: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
WINNER: “A Separation” Iran

MAKEUP
“Albert Nobbs” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
WINNER: “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
WINNER: “The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
WINNER: “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

BEST PICTURE
THE WINNER: “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
WINNER: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
WINNER: “The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

SOUND EDITING
“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
WINNER: “Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

SOUND MIXING
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
WINNER: “Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
“War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
WINNER: “Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
“Real Steel” Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
WINNER: “The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
WINNER: “Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi

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