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Oscars 2012: Best Moments

Last night were the 84th Annual Academy Awards and there were some clear winners of the night.  However, The ArtistHugo, and The Iron Lady were the only films to win multiple awards.  The big surprise out of those three is The Iron Lady which was tepidly received among critics and audiences alike, but thankfully Meryl Streep won her long overdue third Oscar.  As with the rest of the winners, there were no surprises which was refreshing as the winners were all deserving of their statuettes.   In order to not bore readers with more typical Oscar, here are some of the highlights of last night’s ceremony.  Congrats to all the winners!

Billy Crystal’s Opening:

Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland won their first Oscars for Best Achievement in Makeup:

Miss Piggy and Kermit at the Oscars:

Christopher Plummer whose Best Supporting Actor win for his work in Beginners makes him the oldest acting Oscar recipient in the award’s history.

“You’re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?”

The cast of Bridesmaids presenting various awards for short films:

And in particular:

Meryl Streep’s poignant and funny acceptance speech upon winning Best Actress.

“The thing that counts the most with me is the friendships, and the love, and the sheer joy we have shared making movies together, my friends.”

And all the wins for The Artist!

“I love your country.”- Jean Dujardin

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