OSCAR Winners

Feb 052013
 

OSCAR® WINNERS MERYL STREEP, JEAN DUJARDIN,OCTAVIA SPENCER AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER RETURN TO OSCARS® STAGELast year’s Academy Award® winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer will return to present on this year’s telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

“We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year’s Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Streep, who is the most nominated actor with 17 nominations, has won three Academy Awards®, including last year’s lead actress award for her performance in “The Iron Lady.” Dujardin won the award for his lead performance in the Best Picture winner “The Artist,” it was his first nomination. Spencer, also a first time nominee, took home the Oscar for her supporting role in Best Picture nominee “The Help.” Plummer, who has twice been nominated, won the award for his supporting role in “Beginners.”
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” “Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Feb 262012
 

Academy Award OSCAR WINNERS 2012

Best Picture: The Artist — Thomas Langmann
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Supporting Actor in  “Beginners” Christopher Plummer
Best Supporting Actress for “The Help” Octavia Spencer

Congratulations to all the Winners and Nominees! 

Octavia Spencer accepts her Oscar
Octavia Spencer accepts her Oscar

Octavia Spencer accepts the Oscar® for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in “The Help” during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from the Hollywood and Highland Center, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 26, 2012.
credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S. 

 

Meryl Streep accepts her Oscar

Meryl Streep accepts her Oscar

Meryl Streep accepts the Oscar® for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “The Iron Lady” during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from the Hollywood and Highland Center, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 26, 2012.
credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Asked how she felt about her win in a backstage interview, Meryl Streep said:
“Oh, I was thrilled. I thought I was so old and jaded, but they call your name, and you just go into sort of a, I don’t know, a white light. And it was just thrilling. It was like I was a kid again. I mean, it was I was a kid when I won this, like, 30 years ago. Two of the nominees were not even conceived. So, you know, it was great.”

Jean Dujardin accepts his Oscar

Jean Dujardin accepts his Oscar

Jean Dujardin accepts the Oscar® for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in “The Artist” during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from the Hollywood and Highland Center, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 26, 2012.
credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

In his Oscar acceptance speech Jean Dujardin said:
“Thank you. Oui! I love your country. Thank you to the Academy. It’s funny because in 1929 it wasn’t Billy Crystal, but Douglas Fairbanks who hosted the first Oscar ceremony. Tickets cost five dollars and it lasted 15 minutes. Times have changed. So thank you Douglas Fairbanks. Yes Melissa, your grandfather’s spirit and joie de vivre inspired me for this role. And so many of you here tonight have inspired me. Thank you Michel, thank you for this incredible gift. Thank you my wonderful partner Bérénice Bejo. Thank you the wonderful cast and crew. My wife, I love you. Kisses Simon, Jules, Chloe. And if George Valentin could speak, he’d say [French]. Merci beaucoup. I love you.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend Oscars 2012

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend Oscars 2012

Brad Pitt, Oscar®-nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Angelina Jolie attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012.
credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Tom Hanks presenting at Oscars 2012
Tom Hanks presenting at Oscars 2012

Tom Hanks presents at the live ABC Televison Network broadcast of the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from the Hollywood and Highland Center, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 26, 2012.
credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz present at Oscars 2012
Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz present at Oscars 2012

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz present at the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012.
credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. 

RED CARPET ARRIVALS

George Clooney arrives at 2012 Oscars
George Clooney arrives at 2012 Oscars

George Clooney, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Adapted Screenplay, arrives for the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012.
credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S. 

Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 2012 Academy Awards
Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 2012 Academy Awards

Melissa McCarthy, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and Ben Falcone arrive for the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012.
credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S. 

Jessica Chastain arrives at the 2012 Oscars
Jessica Chastain arrives at the 2012 Oscars

Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for the 84th Annual Academy Awards® from Hollywood, CA February 26, 2012.
credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.