On February 26, 2012, the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony will air live on television, and the world will watch in anticipation as some of our favorite movies, actors, directors, screenwriters, and more wait anxiously to hear their name pronounced after these famous words: “and the Oscar® goes to…”
This year’s Academy Awards® are produced by Brian Grazer (24, Cowboys & Aliens, Arrested Development) and hosted by returning host Billy Crystal (Monsters, Inc, When Harry Met Sally). Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards® 8 times before and his return is a welcome sight to so many viewers.
Here is the first trailer for the upcoming ceremony of thespian royalty! Watch as Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox hunt down the legend himself to host the Oscars®!
Some of my favorite parts of the Oscars®:
- seeing how great everyone looks on that evening (Sandra Bullock looked AMAZING last year!);
- seeing all the awards given (Congrats to Mr. “Class Himself”, Colin Firth!);
- seeing the emotion of the culmination of all of the winners’ work;
- watching the silly antics of the hosts and presenters (James and Anne were so-so last year.);
- watching as the music played rushes the winner’s acceptance speech to an interrupted end; 😀
- watching to see which other actors I can spot in the audience as the camera pans! -A fun game of “I Spy!” or “Where’s Waldo?”!
Even though 2011 served as one of the lowest dollar-grossing years in cinema in over 15 years, many of last year’s movies are vying for the prestigious awards this next month. The official nominations for the 84th Academy Awards® are scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, January 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Taken from the official website for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, here are the awards categories that are up for grabs:
“Awards of Merit in the form of the gold statuette trophy of the Academy (Oscar) shall be conferred annually for the following achievements:”
Do you have your list of hopeful nominees and winners chosen already? Let me know in the comments section! The Oscar® ceremony approaches quickly!
Thanks for reading! Happy watching!
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