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Meryl Streep & Husband Don Gummer + 'Other Partner' J. Roy Helland & Tom Cruise

Meryl Streep husband Don Gummer
Meryl Streep, husband Don Gummer: Oscar 2012

Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer at the Governors Ball after 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Streep won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. (Image: © A.M.P.A.S.)

While picking up her Oscar – her third – Streep said the following onstage (courtesy of AMPAS):

“Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you. When they called my name I'd had this feeling I could hear half of America going 'oh no…oh c'mon…why…her…again?' But whatever.

“First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me.

“And now secondly, my other partner: thirty-seven years ago, [at] my first play in New York City I met the great hairstylist and make-up artist J. Roy Helland and we worked together pretty continuously since the day we clapped eyes on each other. His first film with me was Sophie's Choice and all the way up to tonight when he won for his beautiful work in The Iron Lady, thirty years later, every single movie in between.

“And I just want to thank Roy, but also I want to thank – because I really understand I'll never be up here again – I really want to thank all my colleagues, all my friends. I look out here and I see my life before my eyes: my old friends, my new friends. And really, this is such a great honor but 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, thank you, all of you, departed and here for this inexplicably wonderful career. Thank you so much. Thank you.”

Meryl Streep's Oscar 2012 competitors were Viola Davis for Tate Taylor's The Help, Michelle Williams (as Marilyn Monroe) for Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, Rooney Mara (in Noomi Rapace's original role) for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Glenn Close as a 19th-century Irishwoman passing for a man in Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs.

Streep has been nominated for a record 17 Academy Awards in the acting categories. Her previous nominations were: as Best Supporting Actress for Michael Cimino's Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter (1978), starring Robert De Niro; and as Best Actress for Karel Reisz's The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), with Jeremy Irons; Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983), with Kurt Russell and Cher; Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa (1985), co-starring Robert Redford; Hector Babenco's Ironweed (1987), with Jack Nicholson; and Fred Schepisi's A Cry in the Dark (1988), as a real-life Australian woman accused of killing her baby; Sam Neill played her husband.

Also, Nichols' Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which Streep plays a fictionalized version of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher, with Shirley MacLaine as a fictionalized version of Singin' in the Rain's Debbie Reynolds; Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County (1995), in which her Italian character has an affair with Eastwood; Carl Franklin's One True Thing (1998), with Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, and Tom Everett Scott; Wes Craven's Music of the Heart (1999), as music teacher Roberta Guaspari.

And in the 21st century, as Best Supporting Actress for (sort of) playing author Susan Orlean in Spike Jonze's comedy Adaptation (2002), co-starring Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, and Tilda Swinton; and as Best Actress for David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), opposite Anne Hathaway; John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2008), as a self-righteous nun after Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest, and playing opposite Amy Adams and Viola Davis; and as Julia Child in Julie & Julia, co-starring Amy Adams.

Streep's previous two Oscars were as Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's divorce drama Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), featuring Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander, and Justin Henry, and as Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula's Holocaust drama Sophie's Choice (1982), with Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.

Meryl Streep Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep

Tom Cruise poses with Meryl Streep during the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony at Hollywood and Highland Center on Sunday, February 26. Cruise, looking very much like his old Top Gun and Cocktail self, was the evening's Best Picture presenter. Streep was the Best Actress Oscar winner for playing Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. Also worth noting, Cruise and Streep co-starred in Robert Redford's political drama Lions for Lambs in 2006. (Image: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Tom Cruise presented the Best Picture Oscar to Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white near-silent comedy-drama The Artist. Cruise's movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was a major late-year box office hit and received quite enthusiastic reviews, but failed to be shortlisted in any Oscar category. Cruise's next film is Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, featuring an extensive cast that includes Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Will Forte, and Diego Boneta.

Meryl Streep's competitors for the Best Actress Oscar were Viola Davis for Tate Taylor's The Help, Michelle Williams (as Marilyn Monroe) for Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, Rooney Mara (in Noomi Rapace's old role) for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Glenn Close as an Irishwoman passing for a man in Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs.

Streep has been nominated for a record 17 Academy Awards. Her previous nominations include those as Best Supporting Actress for Michael Cimino's Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter (1978), starring Robert De Niro; and as Best Actress for Karel Reisz's The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), with Jeremy Irons; Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983), with Kurt Russell and Cher; Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa (1985), co-starring Robert Redford; Hector Babenco's Ironweed (1987), with Jack Nicholson; and Fred Schepisi's A Cry in the Dark (1988), as a real-life Australian woman accused of killing her baby; Sam Neill played her husband.

Also, Nichols' Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which Streep plays a fictionalized version of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher, with Shirley MacLaine as a fictionalized version of Singin' in the Rain's Debbie Reynolds; Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County (1995), in which her Italian character has an affair with Eastwood; Carl Franklin's One True Thing (1998), playing a middle-aged woman suffering from cancer opposite Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, and Tom Everett Scott; Wes Craven's Music of the Heart (1999), as music teacher Roberta Guaspari.

More: as Best Supporting Actress for (more or less) playing author Susan Orlean in Spike Jonze's Adaptation (2002), co-starring Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, and Tilda Swinton; and as Best Actress for David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which Streep plays a fictionalized version of Vogue's Anna Wintour opposite Anne Hathaway's fictionalized version of Wintour's former assistant Lauren Weisberger; and John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2008), as a self-righteous nun after Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest; Amy Adams and Viola Davis co-starred.

Streep's previous two Oscars were as Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), opposite Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander, and Justin Henry, and as Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice (1982), opposite Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.

Besides Streep, only three other performers have won three Academy Awards: Walter Brennan as Best Supporting Actor for Howard Hawks and William Wyler's Come and Get It (1936), David Butler's Kentucky (1938), and Wyler's The Westerner; Ingrid Bergman as Best Actress for George Cukor's Gaslight (1944) and Anatole Litvak's Anastasia (1956), and as Best Supporting Actress for Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974); and Jack Nicholson, Streep's co-star in Mike Nichols' Heartburn (1986) and the aforementioned Ironweed, as Best Actor for Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and James L. Brooks' As Good as It Gets (1997), and as Best Supporting Actor for Brooks' Terms of Endearment (1983).

Katharine Hepburn is the only performer to have won four Oscars, all in the Best Actress category: for Lowell Sherman's Morning Glory (for the period 1932-33); Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); Anthony Harvey's The Lion in Winter (1968), tied with Barbra Streisand for William Wyler's Funny Girl; and Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond (1981).

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Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep

Tom Cruise congratulates Best Actress Oscar winner Meryl Streep – for Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady – backstage during the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Sunday, February 26. Cruise and Streep co-starred in Robert Redford's political/Iraq War drama Lions for Lambs in 2006; the film was a box office flop in the United States, but did solid business overseas. (Image: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Tom Cruise wasn't nominated for anything this year; he was the presenter of the Best Picture Academy Award, which went to Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Cruise's movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was a major late-year box office hit and received quite enthusiastic reviews. Cruise's next vehicle is Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, featuring an eclectic cast that includes Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Will Forte, and Diego Boneta.

Meryl Streep's competition for the Best Actress Oscar was: Viola Davis for Tate Taylor's The Help, Michelle Williams (as Marilyn Monroe) for Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, Rooney Mara for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Glenn Close for Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs.

Streep has been nominated for a record 17 Academy Awards. Her previous nominations include those for Michael Cimino's Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter (1978), starring Robert De Niro; Karel Reisz's The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), with Jeremy Irons; Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983), with Kurt Russell and Cher; Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa (1985), co-starring Robert Redford; and Hector Babenco's Ironweed (1987), with Jack Nicholson.

Also, Nichols' Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which Streep plays a fictionalized version of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher, with Shirley MacLaine as a fictionalized version of Singin' in the Rain's Debbie Reynolds; Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County (1995), in which her Italian character has an affair with Eastwood; Carl Franklin's One True Thing, playing a middle-aged woman suffering from cancer opposite Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, and Tom Everett Scott; Wes Craven's Music of the Heart (1999), as music teacher Roberta Guaspari; and David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which Streep plays a fictionalized version of Vogue's Anna Wintour opposite Anne Hathaway's fictionalized version of Wintour's former assistant Lauren Weisberger.

Streep's previous two Oscars were as Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), opposite Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry, and as Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice (1982), opposite Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.

Only three other performers have won three Academy Awards: Walter Brennan as Best Supporting Actor for Howard Hawks and William Wyler's Come and Get It (1936), David Butler's Kentucky (1938), and Wyler's The Westerner; Ingrid Bergman as Best Actress for George Cukor's Gaslight (1944) and Anatole Litvak's Anastasia (1956), and as Best Supporting Actress for Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974); and Jack Nicholson, Streep's co-star in Mike Nichols' Heartburn (1986) and the aforementioned Ironweed, as Best Actor for Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and James L. Brooks' As Good as It Gets (1997), and as Best Supporting Actor for Brooks' Terms of Endearment (1983).

Katharine Hepburn, for her part, has won four Oscars, all in the Best Actress category: for Lowell Sherman's Morning Glory (for the period 1932-33); Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967); Anthony Harvey's The Lion in Winter (1968), tied with Barbra Streisand for William Wyler's Funny Girl; and Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond (1981).

Meryl Streep kissing J. Roy Helland
Meryl Streep, J. Roy Helland

Meryl Streep kisses “her other partner,” make-up artist J. Roy Helland, at the 2012 Academy Awards. Helland has been working Streep since Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice, the movie that earned her her first Best Actress Oscar. After thanking her husband in her acceptance speech, Streep then expressed her joy that “her other partner” Helland had finally received Academy Award recognition. (Image: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Helland shared with Mark Coulier the Academy Award for Best Make-Up for their work on Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, on which they transformed Streep into former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. For her portrayal as Thatcher, Streep won her third Oscar – the first, as Best Supporting Actress, was for her divorced mother in Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer. Helland, Coulier, and Streep also won the British Academy of Film Awards for their efforts.

The Iron Lady marked the veteran Helland's first Oscar and BAFTA nominations, though he had previously won an Emmy – shared with Joseph A. Campayno, John Caglione Jr., and Kelly Gleason – for Mike Nichols' television drama Angels in America.

Helland has worked on more than fifty films. His movie credits with Streep include Still of the Night, Silkwood, Falling in Love, Out of Africa, Heartburn, Ironweed, A Cry in the Dark, She-Devil, Postcards from the Edge, Defending Your Life, Death Becomes Her, The River Wild, The Bridges of Madison County, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, Adaptation, The Hours, The Manchurian Candidate, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Devil Wears Prada, A Prairie Home Companion, Evening, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, It's Complicated, and Julie & Julia.

Somehow, Helland has also found time to work on films not featuring Meryl Streep, such as Mike Nichols' Primary Colors, with John Travolta and Emma Thompson; Nichols' Regarding Henry, with Harrison Ford and Annette Bening; Barry Levinson's Bugsy, with Warren Beatty and Bening; and Bruce Beresford's Crimes of the Heart, with Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, and Diane Keaton.

The 2012 Oscar ceremony was held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, on February 26.

Meryl Streep toasting J. Roy Helland
Meryl Streep, J. Roy Helland

Meryl Streep and J. Roy Helland toast their respective Oscar wins at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. After thanking husband Don Gummer in her acceptance speech, Streep expressed her joy that her “other partner,” make-up artist Helland, had finally won an Academy Award (shared with Mark Coulier). Both Streep and Helland were honored for their work on Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Helland has been working Streep since Alan J. Pakula's Sophie's Choice, the movie that earned the veteran actress her first Best Actress Oscar back in early 1983. Among his other movies with Streep are Robert Benton's Still of the Night, Mike Nichols' Silkwood, Ulu Grosbard's Falling in Love, Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa, Nichols' Heartburn, Hector Babenco's Ironweed, Fred Schepisi's A Cry in the Dark, and Susan Seidelman's She-Devil.

Also: Nichols' Postcards from the Edge, Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life, Robert Zemeckis' Death Becomes Her, Curtis Hanson's The River Wild, Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County, Bille August's The House of the Spirits, Jerry Zaks' Marvin's Room, Carl Franklin's One True Thing, and Wes Craven's Music of the Heart.

In addition to: Spike Jonze's Adaptation, Stephen Daldry's The Hours, Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate, Brad Silberling's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, Lajos Koltai's Evening, Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs, and Gavin Hood's Rendition.

And finally: John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia!, Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia, and David Frankel's upcoming Great Hope Springs, featuring Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jean Smart. Curiously, Helland isn't listed among the credits of Streep's 1985 drama Plenty, directed by Schepisi.

Additionally, Helland found time to work on a number of films not featuring Meryl Streep, including several directed by Mike Nichols: Primary Colors, with John Travolta and Emma Thompson; Regarding Henry, with Harrison Ford and Annette Bening; Working Girl, with Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver; and The Birdcage, with Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, and Dianne Wiest. Also: Barry Levinson's Bugsy, with Warren Beatty and Bening; and Bruce Beresford's Crimes of the Heart, with Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, and Diane Keaton.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain attended the Governors Ball following the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland on Sunday, February 26. Chastain won numerous Best Supporting Actress critics' prizes this awards season, but lost the Oscar to Octavia Spencer. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Both Chastain and Spencer were in the running for Tate Taylor's socially conscious drama The Help. Their competitors were Janet McTeer for Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs, Melissa McCarthy for Paul Feig's 2011 summer sleeper hit Bridesmaids, and Bérénice Bejo for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist.

Jessica Chastain kept herself busy in 2011. In addition to The Help, she could be spotted in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; John Madden's The Debt, with Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren; Ami Canaan Mann's Texas Killing Fields, with Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, with Michael Shannon; and Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus, with Fiennes, Gerard Butler, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Apparently, moviegoers will be able to spot Chastain countless times in 2012 as well. Upcoming films include Tar, with James Franco and Mila Kunis; Andres Muschietti's Mama, with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; John Hillcoat's Wettest County, with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Dane DeHaan; and an untitled Terrence Malick movie featuring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Michael Sheen, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko, and Barry Pepper.

Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson attended the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland on Feb. 26, 2012. Wilson and Penélope Cruz presented Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The winners were, respectively, The Artist's Ludovic Bource and Bret McKenzie for The Muppets' “Man or Muppet.” (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Bource's competitors were Howard Shore for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Alberto Iglesias for Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, and John Williams for two Steven Spielberg-directed movies, War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin. McKenzie's song only had one competitor, “Real in Rio,” from Carlos Saldanha's animated feature Rio. The song's composers were Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Siedah Garrett.

Billy Crystal was this year's Oscar show host. Among the Academy Award presenters / Oscarcast participants were The Fighter / Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale; Casa de Mi Padre / Dogfight's Will Ferrell; 30 Rock / Date Night's Tina Fey; The King's Speech / A Single Man / Another Country / Gambit's Colin Firth; The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Cloud Atlas / The Da Vinci Code / Saving Private Ryan's Tom Hanks; The Tourist / Wanted / Changeling / Maleficent / Mr. and Mrs. Smith's Angelina Jolie; Resident Evil: Apocalypse / Resident Evil: Retribution / The Three Musketeers' Milla Jovovich; and Welcome to the Rileys / Dwegons / Flight / Something in the Water's Melissa Leo.

Also: What to Expect When You're Expecting / Parker / Ice Age: Continental Drift / Maid in Manhattan's Jennifer Lopez; Thor / Black Swan / The Phantom Menace's Natalie Portman; 2 Days in New York's Chris Rock; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty / Neighborhood Watch / Night at the Museum / Meet the Fockers' Ben Stiller; The Amazing Spider-Man / The Help / Movie 43 / The Gangster Squad / Easy A's Emma Stone; and The Devil Wears Prada / Adaptation / Music of the Heart / Silkwood / August: Osage County / Great Hope Springs' Meryl Streep.

Alex Henning
Alex Henning

Alex Henning shows his newly-engraved Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards held at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Henning shared the Academy Award with Rob Legato, Joss Williams, and Ben Grossman for their work on Martin Scorsese's Hugo. The other competitors in that category were Shawn Levy's Real Steel, Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

While accepting his Oscar, Rob Legato told the crowd:

“I didn't expect this. I know it's a huge thrill to be nominated, but it's awesome to win and it's really underrated. I really wouldn't be here for not for the genius of Martin Scorsese. It's an epic thrill to work on a movie with Marty and especially this particular movie, and the incredible collaborators all of which are nominated here tonight.

“And by the grace of hundreds of artists all over the world working thousands and thousands of hours, we're standing up here and we appreciate that and we want to thank the Academy for recognizing them.”

Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis, guest

Zach Galifianakis at the Governors Ball after the 84th Academy Awards ceremony held at the Hollywood and Highland Center, in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Galifianakis was a presenter at the Oscarcast. He'll next be seen in Jay Roach's The Campaign, co-starring Will Ferrell and Jason Sudeikis. (Image: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.)

The 2012 Oscar show was hosted by Billy Crystal, whose reviews were (at best) mixed. In addition to Galifianakis, other presenters included The Words / The Hangover / The Hangover Part II / Outrun's Bradley Cooper; Mission: Impossible / Rock of Ages / Top Gun / The Last Samurai's Tom Cruise; Volver / Vanilla Sky / To Rome with Love / Into the World's Penélope Cruz; Charlie's Angels / Gambit / What to Expect When You're Expecting / There's Something About Mary's Cameron Diaz; and Wall Street / Haywire / Behind the Candelabra / The China Syndrome / Romancing the Stone's Michael Douglas.

In addition to: Casa de Mi Padre / Dogfight's Will Ferrell; 30 Rock / Date Night's and Mean Girls screenwriter Tina Fey; The King's Speech / A Single Man / Another Country's Colin Firth; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / The Da Vinci Code / Big / Saving Private Ryan / Cloud Atlas' Tom Hanks; The Tourist / Salt / Maleficent / Changeling / In the Land of Blood and Honey's Angelina Jolie; Resident Evil: Retribution / The Three Musketeers' Milla Jovovich; and Welcome to the Rileys / Dwegons / The Fighter's Melissa Leo.

Shailene Woodley Judy Greer
Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer

Shailene Woodley and Judy Greer at the Governors Ball following the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26, 2012. Woodley was a Spirit Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as George Clooney's daughter in Alexander Payne's The Descendants. However, she failed to be shortlisted by the Academy. Greer was another The Descendants cast member. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

As per the IMDb, Shailene Woodley will next be seen in The Monogamy Experiment, directed by Amy Rider. Judy Greer will next be seen in Gabriele Muccino's Playing the Field, a comedy-drama featuring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, and James Tupper.

Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara attends the Governors Ball right after the 2012 Academy Awards on February 26. Mara was a Best Actress nominee for her performance as a computer hacker who helps out an unjustly maligned journalist in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Rooney Mara's competitors in the Best Actress category were Viola Davis for The Help, Michelle Williams (as Marilyn Monroe) for Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, and Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs, and the eventual winner, Meryl Streep for her performance as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady.

One of the featured players in Fincher's Oscar-nominated The Social Network, Mara is currently attached to star in two upcoming film projects: Steven Soderbergh's The Bitter Pill, to feature Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones; and Terrence Malick's Lawless, co-starring Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Haley Bennett. On the IMDb, Lawless sounds like a darker version of Robert Altman's Nashville: the film is described as “two intersecting love triangles. Sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.”

Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas attends the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland on Feb. 26, 2012. Douglas was a presenter at the Oscar show; he handed out the Best Director Oscar to The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius. (Image: Darren Decker / © A.M.P.A.S.)

Michael Douglas has been nominated for – and won – two Academy Awards: He and Saul Zaentz co-produced Milos Forman's 1975 Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; in early 1988, he won a Best Actor Oscar for Oliver Stone's Wall Street, also featuring Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young (who had an altercation with a security guard outside this year's Governors Ball), Hal Holbrook, and Terence Stamp. Douglas is one of the relatively few Best Actor winners to have had (to date) only one Oscar nomination in the acting categories.

Douglas' father, Kirk Douglas, was nominated for three Best Actor Oscars: Mark Robson's Champion (1949), with Marilyn Maxwell; Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), with Lana Turner; and Minnelli's Lust for Life (1956), opposite Best Supporting Actor winner Anthony Quinn.

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