84th Academy Awards (2011): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Pre-Show Details | Governor Awards | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Nominations Presenters: Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Sherak
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Director
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Original Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Adapted Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Foreign Language Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Animated Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Picture

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 5:30pm
Location: Hollywood & Highland Center
Televised On: ABC
Host: Billy Crystal
Length: 3 hours, 14 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 23.91 rating
Viewers: 39.46 million

Presenters

Opening Montage: Morgan Freeman
Cinematography: Tom Hanks
Production Design: Tom Hanks
Costume Design: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez
Makeup & Hairstyling: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez
Foreign Language Film: Sandra Bullock
Supporting Actress: Christian Bale
Film Editing: Tina Fey, Bradley Cooper
Sound Editing: Tina Fey, Bradley Cooper
Sound Mixing: Tina Fey, Bradley Cooper
Introduction: Cirque du Soleil: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy
Documentary Feature: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.
Animated Feature: Chris Rock
Visual Effects: Ben Stiller, Emma Stone
Supporting Actor: Melissa Leo
President’s Remarks: Congratulating host Billy Crystal and producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer: Tom Sherak
Music: Original Score: Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson
Original Song: Will Farrell, Zach Galifianakis
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Angelina Jolie
Writing: Original Screenplay: Angelina Jolie
Scientific & Technical Awards; and Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Douglas Trumbull and Peter W. Anderson: Milla Jovovich
Live Action Short Film: Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig (NOTE: Introduced as The Cast of Bridesmaids)
Documentary Short Subject: Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy (NOTE: Introduced as The Cast of Bridesmaids)
Animated Short Film: Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey (NOTE: Introduced as The Cast of Bridesmaids)
Directing: Michael Douglas
Governors Awards: Meryl Streep (NOTE: Recognizing James Earl Jones, Dick Smith; Oprah Winfrey – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
In Memoriam: Billy Crystal
Actor: Natalie Portman
Actress: Colin Firth
Picture: Tom Cruise
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What Happened To?: Halle Berry (announced as a presenter, she pulled out at the last minute citing a foot injury); Tom Hooper (last year’s Best Director does not appear to have been invited back)

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Colin Firth: Yes
Actress – Natalie Portman: Yes
Supporting Actor – Christian Bale: Yes
Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo: Yes
Directing – Tom Hooper: No

Song Performances

Man or Muppet: Not Performed
Real in Rio: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Man or Muppet: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Jason Segel, Peter Linz)
Real in Rio: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: The Rio Singers, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.i.am)

Other Performances

In Memoriam (What a Wonderful World): Esperanza Spalding, Southern California Children’s Choir
Movie Memories tribute: Cirque du Soleil
Opening Number: Best Picture Spoofs – I Won’t Dance = The Artist; Theme from Mister Ed = War Horse; Thanks for the Memory = Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; The Show = Moneyball; That’s Amore = Hugo; Alfie = The Tree of Life; Hawaiian War Chant = The Descendants; The Last Time I Saw Paris = Midnight in Paris; The Birth of the Blues = The Help: Billy Crystal

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Melissa Disney, Tom Kane
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Peter Asher, Ann Marie Calhoun, Sheila E., Junkie XL, Giorgio Moroder, A.R. Rahman, Esperanza Spalding, Martin Tillman, Pharrell Williams, Stphane Wrembel, Hans Zimmer
Director: Don Mischer
Producer: Bruce Cohen, Don Mischer
Writer: Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Carol Leifer
Writer (Special Material): Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg, Colleen Werthmann
Production Design: John Myhre
Costume Design: Paula Elins

Emmys

Nominations: 7
Wins: 1
Special Class Programs: Nominee
Directing for a Variety Special: Nominee
Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Winner
Technical Direction Camerawork Video Control for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Nominee

Pre-Show Details

Pre-Show Date/Time: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 4:00pm
Pre-Show Presenter: Jess Cagle, Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn, Robin Roberts, Louise Roe

Governors Awards

Governors Awards Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scientific & Technical Awards

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