The 84th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26, 2012, a Sunday.
For many years it was held on a Monday, which must have made some sense at some point but ceased so to do once it became the Gala that it is.
Although film buffs may be more persuaded by the Baftas or the Golden Globes, there is no denying that this is THE NIGHT.
Billy Crystal will Host the Awards for the 9th time. Many felt he was a worthy successor to Bob Hope. He is a likeable chap, able to deliver those quippy one liners.
Among the Presenters will be; Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Emma Stone
Although one hopes for the Best, it is likely that it will be an extremely tedious few hours. Look for a soppy tribute to Whitney Houston, and one for Queen Elizabeth Taylor.
The Nominees for
- Best Picture
Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
- Midnight in Paris
Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
- The Tree of Life
Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill, Producers
- War Horse
Most people believe that The Artist; a silent movie is going to win, being the 2nd Silent movie to win aftr the very first; “Wings”
- Nominated for
Actor In a Leading Role
- Demián Bichir
A Better Life
- George Clooney
- Jean Dujardin
- Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
- Brad Pitt
Many people feel that Gary Oldman should get it.
Actress In a Leading Role
- Demián Bichir
- Glenn Close
- Viola Davis
- Rooney Mara
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
- Michelle Williams
My Week With Marilyn
Meryl Streep is expected to take the Award.
Let’s see what happens.