Magic at the Oscars?

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So wound up watching the Oscars last night as I was looking forward to seeing Billy Crystal host but though I enjoyed seeing the nominations, winners and presenters I didn’t think the host and show itself was any more notable this year compared to the golden years of Billy Crystal.

Maybe it is just me but I thought it was played a little safe and I think the Grammy’s set the bar high for award shows this year.  I will say the Cirque Du Soleil performance was one of the highlights between the award presentations.

I was glad to see Hugo pick up a bunch of Academy awards and congratulations to Christopher Plummer being the oldest recipient of an academy award at 82 years old for his work in Beginners as best supporting actor.

I did think Rango was a great movie and it was no surprise that it took the academy award for animated feature.

Here was a summary of some of the top winners:

Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen

 

Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
What did you think of the academy awards this year?

-Justin Germino

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/redcarpet/2012/oscars/news/winners-complete-list-from-the-2012-oscars/295915#ixzz1nYR36ZfP

Updated: February 26, 2012 — 9:47 pm