Octavia Spencer, who took home the trophy for the Supporting actress was overwhelmed and Oscar vulnerable as was seen at her moment of triumph where she let the diamonds on her eyelashes do most of the talking. The same cannot be said for Christopher Plummer, who scooped the Best Supporting Actor award and proclaimed that he was only two years younger to the Statute itself. Apart from the Academy award win, he also became the oldest actor to take home the Oscar.
The Iron Lady not only helped Streep get her second Best Actress Academy Award but also appreciated British prosthetic artist Mark Coulier for his make-up. Each day he would spend three hours to transform Streep to Margaret Thatcher. Billy Crystal, the host of the 84th Academy Award had everyone’s attention and cracked digestible jokes at everyone’s expense that bought out a chuckle from all and sundry. Rango took home the Best animated film award and Woody Allen again got another Golden Statuette for Midnight in Paris’s Original screenplay.
While Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz would be remembered for what they wore this Oscar, it seemed that all the beautiful ladies had planned to pay tribute to the black and white cinema of the past era. There were only a few who wandered from the whole Monochrome thing like Natalie Portman, who announced that she has a mind of her own by wearing a red polka dotted Haute Couture Christian Dior gown but that also had the feel of the era of the silent movies. Two of the best actress nominees Michelle Williams and Viola Davis wore red and green respectively. Many cracked a joke at George Clooney’s expense saying that even if he lost out for the Best Actor award, he would indeed take a trophy back home; thanks to the way his wrestler girlfriend Stacy Keibler was dressed in a perfect off shoulder golden, flowing rose detailed Marchesa gown.