And The Oscar Goes To…

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Movies

Welp, the 84th Academy Awards have come and gone and I’ll just go out on a limb and say that it’s time someone has a stern talking to with the members on the selection committee that chooses the winners every year.  Hell, let’s talk to the ones that come up with the nominations while we’re at it.  Anyways, it makes no difference because at this year’s Academy Awards, here in 2012, gave the Best Picture award to a black and white film that starred an actor who didn’t speak throughout the entire movie.  Get the fuck out of here.

Here is my problem with the whole awards ceremony…the Academy usually has their token “technical” movie which garners all the “technical” awards; mixing, editing, visual effects, etc.  That movie this year was Hugo…except Hugo was a better film, by and large, than The Artist.  It was directed by Martin Scorcese and had great acting all around.  Was the movie very technical?  Sure.  However, the powers to be are trying to tell me that a black and white silent film was better than a magical Scorcese directed masterpiece?  Fuck.  That.  Not to mention that one of the best movies of the year, 50/50, wasn’t even nominated.

It’s time for changes my people, changes for all!

A recount of # of Oscar trophies:

Hugo – 5

The Artist – 4

The Iron Lady – 2

Anyways, here’s a rundown of who took home what:

Winners

Best Motion Picture – The Artist

Best Actor – Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Best Actress – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christopher Plummer (The Beginners)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Best Original Writing/Screenplay – Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Best Writing/Screenplay for Material Previously Produced or Published – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)

Best Animated Film – Rango

Best Foreign Language Film – A Separation (Iran)

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Hugo

Best Achievement in Editing – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Best Achievement in Art Direction – Hugo

Best Achievement in Costume Design – The Artist

Best Achievement in Make Up – The Iron Lady

Best Original Score – The Artist (Ludovic Bource)

Best Original Song – The Muppets “Man or Muppet”

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing – Hugo

Best Achievement in Sound Editing – Hugo

Best Achievement in Visual Effects – Hugo

Best Documentary – Undefeated

Best Documentary Short – Saving Face

Best Animated Short Film – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Live Action Short Film – The Shore

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