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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oscars Entertain; CT Residents Plummer & Streep Among Top Winners

Oscars Entertain; CT Residents 
Plummer & Streep Among Top Winners
By Mike Lauterborn
Fairfield, CT – The 84th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony came and went with its usual glitzy outfits, thank you speeches, corny jokes and honors for various achievement in film. And when all was said and done, two Connecticut residents – Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer – had captured top awards.
Plummer, 82, a Weston resident, won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Beginners’’. It was his first Oscar ever. In his acceptance speech, he joked that he was just two years younger than Oscar itself.
Streep took Best Actress for her role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”
The show was hosted by the multi-talented Billy Crystal, returning for the ninth time as the event’s lead. It was a comfortable spot for him and he kept audiences at the Kodak Theatre and home amused.
Other top winners included “The Artist” for Best Picture, Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress (“The Help”), Jean Dujardin for Best Actor (“The Artist”), Woody Allen for Best Director (“Midnight in Paris”) and “Rango” for Best Animated Feature.

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