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Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates

Octavia Spencer In this very artistic picture, Octavia Spencer admires her Oscar statuette at the Governor's Ball, following the 2012 Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA February 26. Spencer was the year's Best Supporting Actress winner for her performance in Tate Taylor's The Help. In addition to Spencer, the Help cast included Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Ahna O'Reilly, Mike Vogel, Cicely Tyson, and Viola Davis. (Image: © A.M.P.A.S.) Spencer's Best Supporting Actress competition consisted of Jessica Chastain for The Help, Janet McTeer for Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs, Bérénice Bejo for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, and Melissa McCarthy for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids. Of these, only McTeer had a previous Oscar […]


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Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates



Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back

Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar winner: The Golden Lady and her golden little man. Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: Dressed to Win Best Actress Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, whose golden dress and earrings match – or rather, outshine – her golden Oscar statuette, poses backstage at the 84th Academy Awards held on Feb. 26, '12, at the former Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Last year's Best Actor winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech), handed Streep the award for her performance as right-wing British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's biopic The Iron Lady, co-starring Jim Broadbent as Thatcher's husband. That was Streep's 17th Oscar nomination and her third win – second in the Best […]


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Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back



Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill & Bill Pohlad. War Horse - Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy. Best Foreign Language Film * A Separation (Iran) - Asghar Farhadi. Bullhead (Belgium) - Michaël R. Roskam. Footnote (Israel) - Joseph Cedar. In Darkness (Poland) - Agnieszka Holland. Monsieur Lazhar (Canada) - Philippe Falardeau. Best Director * Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist. Alexander Payne - The Descendants. Martin Scorsese - Hugo. Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris. Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life. Best Actress * Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher. Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs. Viola Davis - The Help as Aibileen Clark. Rooney […]


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Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis