And The Oscar Goes To ….

There weren’t many surprises at last night’s Oscars, unless you were Ryan Seacrest and The Dictator spilt some ashes over you!

Billy Crystal was back hosting for a 9th time (Bob Hope holds the record at 18 times!) and in true Crystal form he ‘popped up’ in some of the nominated films, which had him kissing George Clooney and meeting Justin Bieber. Crystal also sang a song about some of the nominees (Jonah Hill looked none too pleased with his reference. Sure, I don’t blame him, enough with the weight jokes already!)

The Artist continued it’s Award season run by picking up 5 awards, including Best Actor for Jean Dujardin (making him the first French actor to ever win an Oscar), Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius and Best Film (the first silent film to win this since Wings in 1927).

Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners – making him the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar) continued their award season dominance, by collecting the Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards. They also had some of my favourite moments/speeches of the night.

Meryl Streep won Best Actress for her role in Iron Lady. It may feel like she has won this a load of times but this is only her 3rd Oscar after 17 nominations!

The Muppets may not have been allowed to sing at the Oscars but Brett McKenzie took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for his song “Man or Muppet”

The Australians and Irish were also winners on the night with Australian Kirk Baxter winning for Best Editing, and Irish man Terry George and his team winning for Best Live Action Short for The Shore.

Below is a list of all the winners:
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Undefeated”
Best Animated Feature: “Rango”
Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture: “The Artist”

So that brings us to the end of Awards Season. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little happy about that. It has felt like Award Show overload this year.

I hope that this time next year we will be celebrating more creativity, innovation, exploration, escapism, advocacy, and fun at the cinema!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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