The Oscar Awards 2012

The most prestigious award ceremony of all would yet again honor the best of Hollywood. Yes, you have guessed it right. I am writing about the 84th Academy Awards ceremony which would be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, on the 26th of February 2012.

Let me 1st tell you a little bit about the history and how it all started. The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, which is an organization devoted to the development of motion pictures ,has been presenting the Academy Awards, to honor and recognize the best of Hollywood cinema and talents.

There are in all seven different kinds of Awards presented by the Academy, out of which the best know to all of us is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. The Oscar statuette is made of gold-plated britannium and is an interpretation of a knight holding a crusader’s sword. This golden knight stands tall on a film reel.

The 1st Academy award, took place on May 16, 1929. The award ceremony was part of a private brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with about 270 people attending the 1st of Academy awards ever and since then it has established itself as one of the most extravagant and star studded events in Hollywood.

The Academy announced this year’s nominees on the 24th of January, 2012. The announcement was made by Jennifer Lawrence and AMPAS president, Tom Sherak, at Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

This year we would see the likes of Woody Allen for his film “Midnight in Paris” and Martin Charles Scorsese for his film “Hugo”, under the best director’s category,  alongside Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”, Terrence Malick for “The Tree of Life” and Alexander Payne for “The Descendants”.

The nominees for best actor include Demián Bichir for “A Better Life” in the role of Carlos Galindo, George Clooney for “The Descendants” in the role of Matt King, Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” playing the role of George Valentin, Gary Oldman for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” in the role of George Smiley and Brad Pitt for “Moneyball” as Billy Beane.

Under the category of best actress, we would see Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs” in the role of Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis for “The Help” playing the character Aibileen Clark, Rooney Mara for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” as Lisbeth Salander, Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady” in the role of Margaret Thatcher and Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn” as Marilyn Monroe, competing for the golden statuette.

Well who would be the winner of this year’s Academy awards would be a tuff one to crack but one thing is for certain, it would sure be an event to witness.




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