Monday, February 27, 2012

And The Winner Is.......

First, it was quite a night.  Billy was back.  While it was a subdued show, the intro was nice and Cirque du Soleil gave a stunning performance.  Absolutely stunning.  I wish I had a bigger television just for that.  But on to the results.

Jane did not made too many predictions while Geri did the whole kit and kaboodle.  So, Jane's results first.

Jane managed to call it right on three out of four:  Best picture, director, actor (The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardin) and blew it on Best Actress.  But, if we remember correctly, Jane noted that she did want Meryl Streep to win.  And Meryl did.

Geri predicted Best Picture, Director and Actor (The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardin) as well as Art Direction (Hugo), Foreign Language Film (A Separation), Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer, The Help), Sound Editing and Sound Mixing (Hugo) Best Animated Feature (Rango), Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer, Beginner), Original Score (The Artist), Original Song (Muppet Movie), Adapted Screenplay (The Descendants), Original Screenplay (Midnight in Paris), Live Action Short (The Shore), Documentary Short (Saving Face), Animated Short )The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  This means she only missed seven out of twenty-four which is impressive!

The remaining winners were:
Cinematography: Hugo
Costume Design: The Artist
Makeup: The Iron Lady
Film Editing: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best Documentary (feature): Undefeated
Visual Effects: Hugo

The Artist and Hugo each won five Oscars.  I found this fitting as each of these films explored the early years of film.  Also, The Artist was markedly different from other films usually released as it was in black and white as well as (mostly) silent.  Hugo was also very different as it was in 3D and very well done.

Just another comment.  Christopher Plummer, who won Best Supporting Actor, is 82 years old.  Not bad, eh?  I wish two things, to look that good when I am 82, to get to 82, and to be that productive.  I guess that's three things.  I guess I wish four things because I also hope I can count when I get there.

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