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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And the Oscar Goes To........

On the morning of January 24 in Los Angeles the nominees were announced for the 84th annual Academy Awards. Among those honored were the following movies in Merrick Library's DVD collection:

"Moneyball" - Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Adapted Screenplay

"Warrior" - Best Actor (Nick Nolte)

"Beginners" - Best Actor (Christopher Plummer)

"The Help" - Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis) and Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer)

"Bridesmaids" - Best Supporting Actress (Jessica McCarthy) and Best Original Screenplay

"Kung Fu Panda 2 - Best Animated Feature Film

"Rango" - Best Animated Feature Film

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" - Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effect

"Rio" - Best Original Song (Real in Rio)

"Midnight in Paris" - Best Picture, Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Art Direction and Best Original Screenplay

"The Tree of Life" - Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Director (Terrence Malick)

"Jane Eyre" - Best Costume Design

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects

"Real Steel" - Best Visual Effects

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - Best Visual Effects

"The Ides of March" - Best Adapted Screenplay

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