84th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 2012 took place on 26 February 2012 at the Hollywood & Highland Center (formerly Kodak Theatre ) in Los Angeles. It was the 84th ceremony of the Academy Award since it was first awarded in 1929. During the Academy Awards films of the previous year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 2011. Already in November 2011, the trophies were awarded. As the " Best Film" by Michel Hazanavicius sat silent film tribute The Artist, which has won awards in four other categories. In the same number of prizes in addition to categories came Martin Scorsese's Hugo Cabret.

  • 6.1 Best Picture
  • 6.2 Best Director
  • 6.3 Best Actor
  • 6.4 Best Actress
  • 6.5 Best Supporting Actor
  • 6.6 Best Supporting Actress
  • 6.7 Best Original Screenplay
  • 6.8 Best Adapted Screenplay
  • 6.9 Best Animated Feature
  • 6:10 Best Foreign Language Film
  • 6:11 Best Animated Short Film
  • 6:12 Best Short Film
  • 6:13 Best Art
  • 6:14 Best Cinematography
  • 6:15 Best Costume Design
  • 6:16 Best Documentary
  • 6:17 Best Short Documentary
  • 6:18 Best Editing
  • 6:19 Best Make -Up
  • 6:20 Best Film Music
  • 6:21 Best Original Song
  • 6:22 Best Sound
  • 6:23 Best Sound Editing
  • 6:24 Best Visual Effects

Key data

The proposals, which films can be nominated in each category, could be made in the period from 27 December 2011 to 13 January, 2012 by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS ). The nominations were finally announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 24, 2012. The traditional gala taking place then, as in previous years, one month later instead.


As host of the gala of the comedian and actor Billy Crystal was hired, who was already eight times previously hosted an Oscar ceremony.


Prior to the Oscar ceremony producer Brett Ratner gave and, subsequently, Eddie Murphy, the host through the show to lead, known to the withdrawal of its functions would. Ratner stumbled upon an appearance on the Howard Stern Show on homophobic utterances. So he was asked at the promotion of his film Tower Heist, whether he was with the actors also sample. Ratner then gave the answer: "What is the sample? Samples is what fags. " In the same show, he also lifted up his skills as a lover out ( " I have huge balls " ) and put Lindsay Lohan in the same breath with STDs on one level. Since the U.S. media on Ratner's statements responded with outrage, Ratner had to give up his position as producer of the Oscar ceremony on the advice of AMPAS President Tom Sherak. As a result, gave Eddie Murphy, who is one of the good friends Brett Ratner, known not to stand as a moderator of Oscars available.


End of May 2011 it was announced that the AMPAS is considering, whereby members of the AMPAS announce the nominations no longer writing by post, but online, via the Internet. The system of postal voting should be abolished in the longer term.

First time between five and ten films were nominated for Best Picture, which received at least five percent of the votes of the most popular in the preselection film. Further, the regulations were changed to category Best Animated Feature, so that at least eight animated movies must have been published in the year so that a prize will be awarded in this category. Depending on the number of publications up to five films will be nominated. Previously, this category had to be authorized each year by the Board of Governors.

Candidates from German-speaking

Category Best Foreign Language Film

The following movies from German speaking countries competed on proposals from the respective countries of origin to a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Germany Germany: Pina, directed by Wim Wenders, with members of the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ( then not nominated in this category)
  • Austria Austria: Breathe, directed by Karl Markovic, Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Gerhard Liebmann ( was not on the Nomination Shortlist )
  • Switzerland Switzerland: Giochi d'estate - Summer Games, Director: Rolando Colla, with Armando Condolucci, Fiorella Campanella, Alessia Barela ( was not on the Nomination Shortlist )

A total of 63 states ranged as many movies one at the Academy.

Category Best Short Film

In December 2011, managed the two German posts Raju by director Max Count and the sound of the sea by Torsten Truscheit and Ana Fernandes among a total of 107 applications in the field live action shorts (not animated short films ) - shortlisted for the nominations for the best short film. On 24 January 2012, the AMPAS nominated the film Raju as one of five candidates for this Oscar.

Best Documentary

The following movies from German speaking countries belonged to the shortlisted for a nomination in the category Best Documentary:

  • Germany Germany: Pina, directed by Wim Wenders, with members of the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ( nominated )
  • Germany Germany: Jane 's Journey - the journey of life of Jane Goodall, directed by Lorenz Knauer (not nominated )

For Best Costume Design

The costume designer Lisy Christl German was nominated for her work on Roland Emmerich's period film Anonymous for an Oscar.

Category Best Visual Effects

The visual effects in over 800 settings of the film Hugo Cabret were created by the German company Pixomondo including Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin. The film won in the category Best Visual Effects Oscar.

Award winners and nominees

Best Picture

Presented by Tom Cruise

The Artist - Thomas Langmann

Best Director

Presented by Michael Douglas

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Best Actor

Presented by Natalie Portman

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Best Actress

Presented by Colin Firth

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady ( The Iron Lady)

Best Supporting Actor

Presented by Melissa Leo

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

Presented by Christian Bale

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Best Original Screenplay

Presented by Angelina Jolie

Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

Best Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Angelina Jolie

The Descendants - family and other matters - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Best Animated film

Presented by Chris Rock

Rango - Gore Verbinski

Best Foreign Language Film

Presented by Sandra Bullock, partly in German, which she " with a German accent Mandarin", referred to as

Nader and Simin - A Separation (Iran) - Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Best Animated Short Film

Presented by Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon -Covey

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Best Short Film

Presented by Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon -Covey

The Shore - Terry George, George Oorlagh

Best Art

Presented by Tom Hanks

Hugo Cabret - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Best Camera

Presented by Tom Hanks

Hugo Cabret - Robert Richardson

Best Costume Design

Presented by Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez

The Artist - Mark Bridges

Best Documentary

Presented by Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr.

Undefeated - TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, Richard Middlemas

Best Short Documentary

Presented by Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon -Covey

Saving Face - Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy -

Best Editing

Presented by Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper

Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

Best Make -Up

Presented by Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez

The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland

Best Original Score

Presented by Penelope Cruz and Owen Wilson

The Artist - Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song

Presented by Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis

The Muppets - Bret McKenzie ( Man or Muppet )

Best Sound

Presented by Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper

Hugo Cabret - Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Best Sound Editing

Presented by Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper

Hugo Cabret - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty

Best Visual Effects

Presented by Emma Stone and Ben Stiller

Hugo Cabret - Robert Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, Alex Henning


The awarding of the Prizes ( Governors Awards) on November 12, 2011 during a dinner.

In Memoriam

Like every year, in 2012, who died in the previous year filmmakers was thought by a short film. In the order in which they were to be seen in the short film, were the: