The 84th Academy Awards ceremony took place at the end of February 2012. This time it was held under the slogan “Life. Camera. Motor!" The winner in the Best Film nomination was the silent black-and-white film The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius.
"The Artist" is a film in which the viewer's attention is presented with a story about Hollywood stars, fame and love, told by its creators without words. He received 4 more Oscars in the nominations for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Costumes, and Best Soundtrack.
In terms of the number of collected figurines, he is not inferior to the painting by Martin Scorsese, created based on the story for children by Brian Selznick. Filmed in 3D format, "Keeper of Time" became a laureate in the "technical" nominations: "Best Visual Effects", "Best Sound", "Best Sound Editing", "Best Decorations", and "Best Operator Work".
"Best Foreign Language Film" was a detective drama by Iranian filmmaker Asgar Farhadi entitled "The Divorce of Nader and Simin", leaving behind nominees from Belgium, Canada, Poland and Israel.
The film "Iron Lady", which tells the biography of the uncompromising Margaret Thatcher, received two awards for "Best Actress", which went to the inimitable Meryl Streep, and "Best Makeup."
Best Supporting Actor and Actress were Christopher Plummer, who played in the comedy melodrama Beginners, based on real events, and Octavia Spencer from the film about “little” people, The Servant.
Thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", the main roles of which were claimed by a whole galaxy of Hollywood celestials, out of 5 announced nominations, won one Oscar for "Best Editing".
The Best Original Screenplay at the 84th Academy Awards was Woody Allen's work in the romantic melodrama Midnight in Paris, which combines the events of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Best Adapted Screenplay award went to The Descendants, starring George Clooney.
The best documentary was named the American film "The Undefeated", which tells about the football team and its new coach. But the Oscar in the Best Animated Film nomination went to Rango, a cartoon about a clumsy chameleon who has become a real hero.
As for the short films, the best fiction film was named the film about friendship "Shore". Among the documentary films of this genre, the film "Saving Faces", which tells about a plastic surgeon restoring beauty to Pakistani women, was recognized as the best.
Mr. Morris Lessmore's Fantastic Flying Books has been named Best Animated Short Film. The family film The Muppets won the Best Song nomination.