Academy Award Winners 2012

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The Artist
DRA DVD ART / PG-13

In 1927 two actors, George Valentin and Peppy Miller attempt to transition their careers from silent films to talkies. Though their careers are taking different paths, their destinies will become entwined. Winner of Best Picture, Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, Best Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.


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Beginners
COM DVD BEG / R

Memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life, encourages Oliver to open himself up to the potential of a true relationship. Winner of Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer.


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The Descendants
DRA DVD DES / R

After his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident near Waikiki, Matt King attempts to reconnect with his daughters in this sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey. Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.


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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
DRA DVD GIRL / R

Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden’s far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Winner of Best Film Editing.


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The Help
DRA DVD HEL / PG-13

Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Winner of Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer.


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Hugo
FAM DVD HUG / PG

When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy. Winner of Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.


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The Iron Lady
DRA DVD IRO / PG-13

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a
male-dominated world. Winner of Best Actress: Meryl Streep, and Best Makeup.


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Midnight in Paris
DRA DVD MID / PG-13

Gil and Inez, engaged to be married in the fall, have experiences in Paris that change their lives. The film explores a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. Winner of Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen.


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The Muppets
FAM DVD MUP / PG

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman. To raise the $10 million needed to save their theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Winner of Best Original Song: “Man or Muppet”.


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Rango
FAM DVD RAN / PG

Rango, a kooky pet chameleon, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, a lawless outpost populated by the desert’s most wily and whimsical creatures. Welcomed as the last hope the town has, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt, until he starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. Winner of Best Animated Feature Film.


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