Oscars 2012 – Too Many Indian Nominations!


Important – Does anyone remember how many Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood etc films were nominated for the 84th Oscars. We misplaced our calculator and can’t total up the numbers. πŸ˜‰


And now for the Biggest Award of the night.

Tom Cruise presents Best Picture Oscar to The Artist (Producer: Thomas Langmann)

11:30PM ET

Hatrick for Meryl Streep (Iron Lady).

11:18PM ET

Best Actor Oscar goes to Jean Dujardin for The Artist

10:53PM ET

This is a Big one, guys.

Best DirectorMichel Hazanavicius for The Artist

10:45PM ET

Best Animated Short Film Oscar goes to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

10:42PM ET

Best Documentary – Short Subject goes to Saving Face – Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

10:41PM ET

Best Live Action Short Film – The Shore

10:29PM ET

OMG, Woody Allen Wins!

Best Writing Original Screenplay – Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris. Richly deserved.

We’ve seen Midnight in Paris and loved the film. Gorgeous.


Oooooh, Angelina looks sumptuous! πŸ˜‰

Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash


Best Music (Original Score) – Ludovic Bource for The Artist.

What a shame, we have yet to see The Artist.

10:00PM ET

And the Best Supporting Actor Oscar goes to 82-year-old Christopher Plummer (Beginners). The oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.

You’re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life? – Christopher Plummer at the Oscars

9:56PM ET

Another win for HugoBest Visual Effects

Is this the 5thor 6th Oscar for Hugo.


Melissa McCarthy is awesome.

Sad, she didn’t win the Best Supporting Actress award Oscar for Bridesmaids. πŸ™

9:45PM ET

Rango gets Oscar for Animated Feature Film.

We just don’t get animation!

Was Chris Rock funny? Not bad.

9:41PM ET

Aha, Robert Downey is here (with Gwynneth Paltrow).

Hilarious fella!

And the winner for Best Documentary goes to Undefeated – TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, and Richard Middlemas

9:35PM ET

Nice acrobatic show by Cirque Du Soleil.

9:28PM ET

Hugo picks up one more Oscar – Sound Mixing.

Other wins for Hugo – Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing

9:24PM ET

If only the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson were alive! Sad.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won the Oscar for Best Editing.


Is Oscar host Billy Crystal exciting you folks?

Okayish, that’s what we think.


Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for The Help. Who is SHE?

9:06PM ET

Best Foreign Language Film – And the Oscar goes to Separation from Iran. The first film from Iran to win Best Foreign Language Film.


Hugo has already won two Oscars – Cinematography & Art Direction.

8:41PM ET

Alas, back to the TV.

Damn, they’re not streaming the Oscar Awards. Only the Red Carpet, Back Stage etc.

8:28PM ET

At last, at last an Indian face in the audience – Krishna Bhanji aka Ben ‘Gandhi‘ Kingsley.

8:27PM ET

Oscar 84 host Billy Crystal on a horse, aha.

8:24PM ET


* 8:17PM ET
Quiz: How long do winners get on the stage for all the Thank Yous – A mere 45-seconds.

* 8:12PM ET

Brangelina – Both looking delicious!

The ABC interviewers are so meh! πŸ™

* 8:06PM ET

See, see, there’s Brad Pitt.

He seems to have recovered from his fall.

No crutches. Brisk walk.

Yippee. Just saw George Clooney posing for the cameras.

Psst, we just came. But don’t tell anyone.

Sandra Bullock looking so old and haggard!

* 7:49PM ET

Hey, Steven Spielberg is here.

Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy are Producers of the Best Picture Nominee War Horse.

* 7:40PM ET

So far, it’s all blah blah blah Red Carpet.

Say, did we see Sacha Baron Cohen in the most attention-grabbing attire this year?

Oh well, we’ll take another swill of the cheapest Champagne money can buy – Andre Extra Dry California Champagne ($4.99).

Andre Extra Dry California Champagne $4.99

Ah, there’s George Cloooooney.

No, that was a false alarm. πŸ™

* 7:20PM Eastern Time:

F*ck the TV. F*ck the TV.

For the 84th Oscars, SI is doing something different.

We threw out the Remote for our Samsung LCD TV.

And….we’re wireless streaming the Oscars on a big 27-inch iMac.

The picture quality on the big iMac is amazing.

Why wouldn’t it be superb?

After all, the Resolution on the 27-inch iMac is a remarkable, eye-popping 2560×1440 pixels.

6 Responses to "Oscars 2012 – Too Many Indian Nominations!"

  1. Naveen   February 27, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I moved on to other things half way… the show was so passΓ©. The awards show seriously needs a makeover to be interesting again. Billy Crystal was yawwnnn They should tried out a Chris Rock or Chris Tucker for a change.. the show could do with some color πŸ˜‰

    Angelina was aaaahhhh aaaaaaaaaahhhhh πŸ˜‰

    Taking of Indians, someone at home said that the orchestra for the evening was in the safe hands of AR Rahman and there was someone in a saree in the background in one of the shots.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Yeah, it was kind of a sedate affair. Lacked oomph.

    Writing for Billy Crystal wasn’t that great either.

    As we wrote in the post at 9:22PM:

    Is Oscar host Billy Crystal exciting you folks?

    Okayish, that’s what we think.

    2. The only ‘Indian’ we saw was Krishna Pandit Bhanji, a fixture at any award ceremony!

    They did show Rahman’s face once.

    3. The Artist was kinda expected to win big because of its offbeat, interesting story & solid performance by the lead pair.

  2. gandhiji   February 27, 2012 at 8:38 am

    For me http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107113-11F11F8A000005DC-950_634x352.jpg was the most amusing moment.. very dull, otherwise

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    For us, the best moments was finishing the $4.99 Champagne bottle with some Chilli Paneer on the side. πŸ˜‰

    • gandhiji   February 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

      I guess that you were too drunk after I didn’t see you comment anything about the Paki on the stage….

      She was kind of cute.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Didn’t think much of her it…although we made a brief mention of her its win.

      Pakis evoke out a visceral reaction in us.

      Loathsome beasts! Left to us, we’d eject Pakis from the Homo Sapiens category and classify them under lower animals.

  3. rakeshbaba   February 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    uff 41mp for a mobile???

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    And we thought the 5-megapixel camera in our iPhone 4 was a big deal! πŸ™

    The problem with the above Nokia 41-megapixel phone is the old Symbian OS and very few apps. iPhone has a gazillion apps.

    • rakeshbaba   February 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      but for $254 it can be used a cheap camera having basic phone facilities…
      wat will be the price of iphone if they provide 41mp camera???

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. The price for the Nokia 808 PureView is $600 (€450), according to TechCrunch. See last line in this TechCrunch story.

      What is your source for the $254 price?

      You must provide credible links when you cite price or mention other key points.

      2. Based on our experience of taking a few thousand digital pictures with different digital cameras/phones, a 5-megapixel camera is good enough for over 95% of users.

      We doubt Apple will ever do anything gimmicky like adding a 41-megapixel camera to the iPhone.

  4. Naveen   February 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I am not sure how far this is true but I hope he doesn’t make an ass of himself.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Highly unlikely.

    They probably meant Kaennas bend rule for Kamal! (Idiots bend rule for Kamal).

    That’s hardly surprising. Who else but putzheads would bend rules for Kamal.

    Most likely the author of the piece in your link has limited-to-nil knowledge of Tamil and (mis)understood it as Cannes!

    Kanda kanda kaenaikku Cannes kanavu (All kinds of idiots dreams of Cannes)! πŸ™

    Only in Incredible India is mediocrity a passport to great aspirations.

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