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The 84th Academy Awards: Did you watch?

Actors and actresses all dream of winning the ultimate award: The Oscar! Last night, the best of the best were given the honor of being a winner at the 84th Academy Awards.

Beautiful people (ahem, George Clooney and date, Stacy Keibler) walked the red carpet in the most luxurious and classy outfits that they could find. This awards show is one of the most upscale and important in the film industry. Some stars were spot on with their outfits, like Michelle William’s gorgeous strapless red gown. Others didn’t do so well, like actress Missi Pyle who wore a light blue long dress that had way too much going on. A strap hanging off her shoulder, a see-through bottom, some ruching, and a little bling.

Got Bieber fever? Maybe the surprise Justin Bieber appearance during the opening monologue gave you a bit of a heart attack. We were definitely shocked! But then again, the Biebs shows up everywhere nowadays.

And then there was this ah-mazing performance from Cirque du Soleil…


Weren’t able to catch all the Academy Awards excitement? No worries, GL’s giving you the lowdown on who won…and who we definitely think should have won.

Best Picture

War Horse

The Artist (Winner and GL’s pick)


The Descendants

The Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

The Help


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Viola Davis, The Help

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Winner)

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn (GL’s pick)

Best Actor

Demian Bichir, A Better Life

George Clooney, The Descendants
 (GL’s pick)

Jean Dujardin, The Artist (Winner)

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids 
(GL’s Pick)

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris (Winner)

J.C. Chandor, Margin Call

Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants (Winner)

John Logan, Hugo

George Clooney, Beau Willimon and Grant Heslov, The Ides of March

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin, Moneyball (GL’s Pick)

Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Music (Original Song)

"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie (Winner and GL’s pick)

"Real in Rio" from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill, Moneyball (GL’s Pick)

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer, Beginners (Winner)

Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris

Chico & Rita

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss in Boots

Rango (Winner and GL’s pick)

Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help (Winner and GL’s pick)

Did you watch the Oscars last night? Do you agree with the winners? Who do you think should have won? Blog about it, babes.
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BY RACHAEL ELLENBOGEN ON 2/27/2012 12:00:00 PM

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