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And now … the Oscars 2012

This year will be the 84th annual Oscars award ceremony.

It will be hosted by Billy Crystal, a safer bet than Anne Hathaway and James Franco who fell flat last year. It’s a tough crowd to please and Billy has an excellent track record, having successfully performed the role eight times before.

Taking place on February 26, the event marks a major celebration in the American calendar with everyone eagerly awaiting the results, while musing the preliminary red carpet fashion faux pas.

Warhorse, The Help and The Descendants are some of the nominees for Best Film. Silent movie The Artist is also included with high expectations following big success in other awards and grossing over http://0 million in the USA.

Best Actor nominations are some of the usual suspects: George Clooney (The

Meryl Streep nominated for best female actor.
Meryl Streep nominated for best female actor.

Descendants), Brad Pitt (Moneyball) and Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) as well as Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Demián Bichir (A Better Life), who is being named the underdog of the race and therefore has every chance of a surprise win.

In the female category, there are two heavy hitters: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), closely followed by Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Viola Davis (The Help). E.B.