Entertainment Blog: Oscars 2012


In addition to the fancy dresses and A-list stars at this year’s Oscars, viewers have another tradition to look forward to: Billy Crystal’s hosting. The 84th annual Oscars mark the ninth time Crystal has emced. Despite his repeat appearances, Crystal seems to have a knack for keeping people on their toes, with comedic entrances and mock-cameo appearances in various movies:

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With an Oscar legacy like Crystal’s, this year’s awards are bound to be full of surprises and laughs.

So without further adieu, here are the nominees for the three major categories:

Best Picture nominees:

  • Hugo
  • The Artist
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • Tree of Life
  • The Descendents
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • War Horse

Best Actor:

  • Demian Bichir – A Better Life
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress:

  • Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
(information courtesy of oscars.go.com)
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