The 84th Annual Academy Awards


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Natalie Portman as Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Brad Pitt as Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Co-Nominee: Best Picture
Melissa McCarthy as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
Tom Hanks as Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
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Reviewed by Danny Blankenship 8 / 10

Billy's back! George is upset and Meryl the best wins again! Best picture is a nod to yesteryear.

"The 84th Annual Academy Awards" was not one of the best shows yet, it was far from the worst. As having funny guy Billy Crystal back as host improved the pace and laughs of the show. Evening though some of Crystal's skits and singing gets a little old still his jokes brought joy and the opening montage of seeing Billy in all of the best picture nominees was a blast. Interesting during the show was seeing clips of interviews with stars telling of their favorite movies and explaining how they felt that film has impacted life and culture, as by watching film anyone can take something from it and be inspired. Also moving as always was the tribute to those that we lost during the past year. As is becoming the norm again the past years winner presented the category in which they had won in.

As for the awards most went as planned as the academy finally got it right awarding Christopher Plummer(best supporting actor) an Oscar as at 82 he's the oldest to ever win heck he's almost as old as the Oscar's(84 years). However in the best actor race the man himself George Clooney was upset losing to "The Artist's" French macho man the talented Jean Dujardin as evidenced by the other wins including the best picture win "The Artist" proved that Hollywood was paying tribute to the old days of cinema and the silent film era as this picture was the first silent film to win top honors since 1929's "Wings". Nice and fitting was seeing the best actress in the business win for Best Actress as the transformed and always real and believable Meryl Streep(a 17 time nominee) won her third Oscar as she was stunning and direct as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady".

Overall it wasn't the best Oscars, yet not the worst it was good seeing Billy back and I'm glad the class act veterans like Streep and Plummer came away with wins. And only fitting was the academy paying tribute to old Hollywood's silent era by awarding "The Artist" best picture.

Reviewed by Thomas ([email protected]) 8 / 10

One of the best award shows in recent years

Here we have "The 84th Annual Academy Awards", a television event from 2012 that honored the best films of 2011. The host was for the 9th time already Billy Crystal and he brought the experience and class that came with such a challenge. He had decent screen time and yet I wanted to see more from him. The exact opposite was Jimmy Kimmel this year who I really did not want to see more, actually the less the better. So looking at recent hosting jobs at the Oscars, one can really only hope Crystal returns for a 10th time. Another interesting thing here is that 2012 was an election year, yet nobody talked about all the failures from Obama's first four years. Now compare that with all the anti-Trump propaganda going on at the Oscars and other award shows right now while he did not even have the time to prove if he is a good or bad president. Shame on you Hollywood. This is pretty much the only negative thing I can say about the 2012 Oscars. It was a really good ceremony otherwise. The two dominating films that year were Scorsese's "Hugo" (a tribute to Georges Méliès) and the French black-and-white silent film "The Artist". As these films honored the early days of film, the entire ceremony was in the spirit of doing exactly the same and it turned out very well. Crystal's jokes were working well and he seemed almost effortless in his delivery, which made it even better.

Apart from that, the references to the old Hollywood left a lasting impact eventually. And the winners were also great. The two films I already mentioned are amazing and I also liked the love for "The Descendants", Woody Allen and "Saving Face". Streep deserved her third Oscar as well much more than Davis her first, so I'm glad they went for "The Iron Lady". It is kinda funny how Stone and Davis starred in "The Help" that year and they both won this year. Chastain was also close to a nomination for 2016. So there are more than just a few parallels to the most recent event. Farhadi won his first Oscar that year, second Oscar this year. But there are letdowns too of course. Spencer was not Oscar-worthy at all, not even nomination worthy, even if she was as much a lock for the win as her male equivalent Chris Plummer, and it's a travesty she beat Bejo. The in Memoriam performance was underwhelming. The praise for "Bridesmaids" is a joke and letting the cast present three awards was a horrible decision. The song category (including the winner) was a complete joke, but glad to see they fixed it. Also not that big really on the animation winners for 2011. Of course there are undeserving nominees each year, but the likes of Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy or "The Tree of Life" were very bad decisions. But as you see from the rating I gave it I still believe it is easy to look beyond the flaws here and enjoy these 2.5 hours for the great tribute to the wonderful world of films that it turned out to be. Great job to the writers and Crystal. I really hope they will reach that level again at the Oscars in coming years.

Reviewed by Boba_Fett1138 8 / 10

Say what you want but it was simply a good show this year.

Every year it is the same; people complaining about the nominees, winners but mostly the award show itself. Nobody can be ever completely satisfied of course and this also shouldn't be the Academy Awards' intention. But it's still good to see that they are taking some of the criticism at heart and keep improving/adjusting the show. I think that they have now finally reached a point that they have taken the best elements of the last 5, or so, Academy Awards shows and have combined it for this year's award ceremony.

I really enjoyed watching it, mostly because there seemed to be a good pace, all throughout. The acceptance speeches were all equally long/short and none of them felt overlong or made me shout out at the TV 'get off the stage!'. Also there were no real distractions this year. Normally the show takes the time to suddenly honor somebody for 5 minutes, or throw in some montages or other videos. This year it all was really mostly about handing out the awards, nothing more and nothing less than that.

Also no distracting Oscar-nominated songs and live performances this time. Sorry to say but most nominated songs are always very boring and horrible to listen to. This year there were only 2 nominees but they didn't let anyone perform them on stage, which was a great move in my opinion!

Another thing that gave the show lots of pace was the order in which the awards were being handed out. For years they always saved the most important awards for the end of the show, with always as a result that people first had to endure 2 hours of other people, that no one has ever heard of or cared about, receiving Oscars, for some very uninteresting categories. This year there was a far better balance in which the awards were handed out.

One more thing that gave the show lots of pace were the presenters. No one that came on stage ever had a long routine before they announced the winner and it was also a smart move to leave all of the comedy up to the real comedians this year. And there were quite a few comedians handing out the awards this year!

The main presenter of the evening, Billy Crystal, was also surprising good. I really wasn't looking forward to him again, after a absence of 8 years from presenting the Oscars, after Eddie Murphy had dropped out. But he simply was really good, mainly since he didn't turned it into a one man's show for himself. He still had some good jokes this year, something that was also lacking during the last couple of years, when they tried out (too) many different, new hosts.

As for the winners themselves; there were no real big surprises this year but it's still always good to see that there is not just one movie, that sweeps all of the awards. Many different movies received an Oscar this year, which should also tell you something about what kind of a year this was. it was a year with many great movies, of which none stood really out as anything brilliant, in my opinion.

Still some of the winners and its predictability annoyed me of course. Christopher Plummer mostly winning just because of his age, the way Meryl Streep acted all surprised she had won, while she was the only true 100% lock for his year, Octavia Spencer being the only one that received a standing ovation mostly because of her ethnicity and out of so called white guilt. I mean, I was hoping and also expecting her to win but really, a standing ovation, just for her win alone? It were all little things like this that still annoyed me about the evening.

But oh well, like I said before; you can never expect to feel completely satisfied during an 3 hour long award ceremony!


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