February 27, 2012 2 Comments
Best Picture – The Artist
Well done, The Artist. A deserved win, no doubt. But can it get any more predictable? Hardly. The Artist has been everyone’s favourite for a long time and I am sure less than 0.006% expected ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ crew to stand up to collect the Award.
Actor in a Leading Role – Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Was a close call as everyone predicted. Jean Dujardin sweeps the Oscar with Clooney undoubtedly left hoping that he would have a chance to play someone who is in as much trouble as his hero in ‘The Descendants’ for another chance to win.
Actress in a Leading Role – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Given, that at least the British television was proclaiming with utmost certainty that Streep was going to be a winner (how they knew that?), – (note they were not saying – she maybe a winner, but certainly will be), few surprises here, at least for the British audience. Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astounding 17 times. This is Streep’s third win. Taking into account her “very humble” winner’s speech, however, I think most people have already forgiven her.