‘The Artist’ sweeps 5 Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design. Hogo was not far behind and also managed to bag 5 Oscars.
THE OSCAR WINNERS
Best Film: Tom cruise presents Best Motion Picture Oscar to Thomas Langmann for ‘The Artist’.
Best Actress: Colin Firth presents oscar for Actress in a leading role (female) Oscar to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady. Meryl said, “When I hear my name I see half of America of going aww, not her again! But whatever. I want to thank my husband, colleages, friends. This is such a great honour but friendships, love matter to me more.” Merly Gets a standing ovation. Its Meryl’s 3rd Oscar.
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin wins the Best Actor Oscar for The Artist . He thanks Michel, co-star, wife and cast of The Artist.
Natalie Portman on stage to present Actor in a leading role Oscar. She compliments each nominee individually by saying what makes their performance different.
Short film Animated: Oscar goes to William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Director: Michael Douglas presents Oscar to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist. He thanks academy, cast, dog, thanks the financers
Short Film (Live Action): Bridesmaids cast on stage to present Oscar for Short Film (Live Action) . Oscar goes to Terry George and Oorlagh George for The Shore. Terry thanks daughter Oorlagh, the producer, dedicates award to the Irish people.
Original Screenplay: Oscar goes to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris. Woody skips the Oscar. Jolie thanks Allen for accepting award on Academy’s behalf
Adapted Screenplay: Angelina Jolie presents Oscar for Adapted Screenplay to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for The Descendants. Alexander thanks Clooney, fellow nominees, author of the novel, mother.
Best Original Song: Will Ferell and Zach Galifianakis present Best Original Song Oscar to Bret McKenzie from Man or Muppet
Best Original Score: Peneope Cruz and Owen Wilson present award for Best Original Score to Ludovic Bource for The Artist. He says” I want to pay tribute to fellow nominees, power of music, I want to thank academy, it’s a special award. ”
Best Actor in a supporting role: Melissa Leo presents the Oscar to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. He is 82 years old and wins his first Oscar. Asks his trophy: Where have you been! Thanks Academy, fellow nominees, Thanks costar Ewan McGregor, producers, daughter Amanda, long suffering wife Elaine
Best Visual Effects: EmmaStone and Ben Stiller on stage to present Best Visual Effects Oscar to Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning for HUGO. They thank to Martin Scorsese, thanks artists all over the world, academy, producers, Paramount
Best Documentary: Oscar goes to TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas for Undefeated
Best Sound Mixing: Oscar goes to Tom Fleischman and John Midgley for Hugo. They thank Academy, Martin Scorsese, fellow nominees, crew of Hugo
Best Sound Editing: Oscar goes to Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty for Hugo. The duo thank Martin Scorsese
Best Film Editing: Bradley Cooper and Tina Fey present the Best Film Editing oscar to Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.
Best Supporting Actress: Actor Christian Bale presents Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Octavia Spencer for ‘The Help’. She gets a standing ovation. Octavia cries and thanks Academy, her family, HELP family. I share this award for everyone.
Best Foreign Language Film: Sandra Bullock on stage to present Best Foreign Language Film. Oscar goes to Iran, Asghar Farhadi receives it for “A Separation”
Best Makeup: Oscar goes to Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for The Iron Lady. They thank Meryl Streep for keeping them employed for last 37 years.
Best Costume Design: Oscar for costume Design goes to Mark Bridges for The Artist
Art Direction: And the Oscar goes to Dante Ferretti (Production Design); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration) for Hugo. The husband wife thank Martin Scorsese and dedicate award to Italy.
Best Cinematography: And the Oscar goes to Robert Richardson for Hugo. “Martin you are genius, I am glad you put cinematography first!”, says Robert
Tom Hanks on stage to present nominees for Cinematography.
Billy Crystal, host of Oscars comes on stage.
That was extremely loud and close says to audience applause. This is my 9th time hosting the Oscars, so call me Warhorse. We are a part of great entertainment.
Crystal sings for nine nominations of Best film category, tells Pitt he can have cupcakes post ceremony if he doesn’t win tonight.
After months of controversy and speculation, the wait will finally be over.
Morgan Freeman opens the Oscars, on stage. Oscar celebrates the magic of movies. We celebrate the present and look back at the golden age of movies. He introduces Billy Crystal and his spoofs on Best Film nominees. Clooney even kisses Crystal as he does to his wife in The descendants.
Crystal spoofs The Help, The Artist, MoneyBall, TINTIN even Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible.
Chris Rock says I am itchy.
Natalie Portman: I was nervous when I was nominated. I am glad to present tonight. Much better. I can see whos wearing what and Billy Crystal crack jokes.
Two time Oscar winner Tom Hanks says no one remembers what happens when you win the Oscar. He shows the OSCAR media room and portraits of past winners.
Actress Milla Jovovich is in Elie Saab couture.
George Clooney arrived with girlfriend Stacy Keibler jokes he’d like to win the Best Song Oscar. “You get to dress up and sit with people you haven’t for a long time. Its fun.” Adds, “I pay fans” commenting on the screaming fans. Stacy in Marchesa gown.
Brad Pitt says its much easier for men on red carpet to get ready. George Clooney and I are competitive by nature, glad we both are nominated. Angelina Jolie looking stunning in black.
Sandra Bullock is wearing a Marchesa gown. Says was glad to work with Tom Hanks
Rooney Mara is wearing Givenchi
Jason Segel says its my first time at the Oscars.
Bradley Cooper is the first time presenter at Oscars.
Gwyneth Paltrow in white Tom Ford says she would like to sit with good friend Cameron Diaz. Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera. I am thrilled to be wearing it. I feared pepelum but I love the shape. I am expecting Billy crystal to do some sing and dance, lavish opening.
Colin Firth: I am glad the pressure’s not on me this year as I am presenting award tonight.
Jean Dujardin says I am not a star, I am human. Its more freedom for me. I am not the puppet, I am an artist. After the movie I shed off my moustache. I love shooting in LA, I love the energy.
Penelope Cruz is wearing Armani Prive. She says, “I don’t analyze much on dressing. I know I like. I don’t take time in dressing up. We actors are fortunate to be able to wear these stunning dresses.”
Jennifer Lopez says Oscar is Hollywood’s biggest night
Cameron Diaz says picking up a gown for the Oscars is a process, I try to see what’s out there gown wise. I am wearing Gucci, the trail’s a bit heavy but it’s beautifully designed.
84th Academy Red Carpet has begun.
Oscar pays tribute to the moms of the actors who have been nominated
Anil Ambani and Tina Ambani will walk the red carpet along with Steven Spielberg at the 84th Oscar ceremony to be held on Monday morning. Reliance DreamWorks has garnered 11 Oscar nominations. The two films nominated in the best picture category are include Steven Spielberg directed War Horse and Tate Taylor’s The Help.Spielberg film has been nominated for best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Original Score (John Williams), Art Direction and Cinematography. The other two films are The Help nominated for The Best Picture, Best Actress ( Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer). Hugh Jackman starrer sci- fi thriller Real Steel is nominated for Best achievement in Visual Effects.
Pakistani nominated for the Oscar
There may not be a single Indian creative person on the Oscar nomination list, but Pakistani journalist turned documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been nominated for Saving Face in short film category. Sharmeen is an Emmy award winner. Her film Pakistan’s Taliban Generation, Lifting the Veil on the women in Afghanistan, Transgenders:Pakistan;s Open Secret, Women of The Holy Kingdom an investigative story on Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan-Unveiled-her expose on women’s lives in Afghanistan. Sharman has won several awards for her documentaries along with the best broadcast journalist award in the UK.