PCP’s Weekly Dose: 84th Academy Awards II

29 Feb

We continue the second half of our live Oscar commentary here.

Best Visual Effects:

Hugo – Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, and Alex Henning

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, and John Richardson
  • Real Steel – Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, and Swen Gillberg
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, and Daniel Barrett
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew E. Butler, and John Frazier

Best Supporting Actor:

Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields

  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand
  • Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon
  • Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as The Renter

Best Original Score:

The Artist – Ludovic Bource

  • The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams
  • Hugo – Howard Shore
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias
  • War Horse – John Williams

Best Original Song:

Man or Muppet” from The Muppets – Bret McKenzie

  • “Real in Rio” from Rio – Sérgio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Siedah Garrett

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash from The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

  • Hugo – John Logan from The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • The Ides of March – George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon from Farragut North by Beau Willimon
  • Moneyball – Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin from Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

Best Original Screenplay:

Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen

  • The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
  • Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
  • Margin Call – J.C. Chandor
  • A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Best Short Film:

The Shore – Terry George and Oorlagh George

  • Pentecost – Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
  • Raju – Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
  • Time Freak – Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
  • Tuba Atlantic – Hallvar Witzø

Best Short Subject Documentary:

Saving Face – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement – Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
  • God Is the Bigger Elvis – Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
  • Incident in New Baghdad – James Spione
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

Best Animated Short:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

  • Dimanche – Patrick Doyon
  • La Luna – Enrico Casarosa
  • A Morning Stroll – Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
  • Wild Life – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Best Director:

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

  • Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
  • Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
  • Alexander Payne – The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Academy Honorary Award:
  • James Earl Jones
  • Dick Smith
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