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The 84th Academy Awards take place live tonight at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California tonight. The 2012 Oscars begin at 7 PM Eastern time and will be hosted by Billy Crystal. If you can’t make it to a TV for the show, fear not: you can livestream the Oscars here:
Here’s more on the 84th Oscar Awards:
Hugo leads the way with 11 separate Oscar nominations. The Artist is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and Moneyball and War Horse are each up for six awards. The Descendants and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are both eligible for five Oscars, while both The Help and Midnight in Paris are eligible for four Academy Awards. Each of Albert Nobbs, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Tree of Life are nominated for three Oscars; and Bridesmaids, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn, and A Separation are up for two Oscars.
Each of the 24 awards will be presented during the three-hour show, which you can watch above.
The presenters for the 84th Academy Awards will be Christian Bale, Halle Berry, The Bridesmaids cast (Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, and Kristen Wiig), Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Colin Firth, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Melissa Leo, Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Portman, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep.
Here’s more on the 84th Academy Awards from CBS News:
Sacha Baron Cohen responded Friday morning to Academy Awards organizers’ warnings not to arrive at the ceremony as his character from “The Dictator” – by issuing a statement as his character from “The Dictator.”
The actor, as totalitarian strongman General Aladeen, released a video condemning the “Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists” for banning him from the show (to be clear: Cohen has not been banned from the Oscars, but the Academy has made it known it doesn’t want him showing up in character).
“While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech, I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions and give me my tickets back by 12 p.m. on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences,” he said.
He finished the statement by saying, “Death to the West! Death to America! And good luck, [Oscars host] Billy Crystal!”