‘84th Academy Awards’ Poster Revealed

Life. Camera. Action. Celebrate the movies in all of us.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the poster for the 84th Academy Awards. The art features the iconic Oscar statuette alongside memorable images from eight films spanning eight decades: Gone With the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1943), Giant (1956), The Sound of Music (1965), The Godfather (1972), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Forrest Gump (1994) and Gladiator (2000). All the films featured on the poster won the Academy Award for Best Picture, except Giant, for which George Stevens won the Oscar for Directing.

84th Academy Awards Poster

Supported by the tagline "Celebrate the movies in all of us," the design is meant to evoke the emotional connections we all have with the movies. "Whether it's a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory," said Academy President Tom Sherak. "The Academy Awards not only honor the excellence of these movies, but also celebrate what they mean to us as a culture and to each of us individually."

The public is encouraged to download the poster image to use as wallpaper and profile icons, and to share with friends. The image is available on the Academy's website, www.oscars.org/poster.

The artwork was created by award-winning graphic designer Anthony Goldschmidt, and Mark and Karen Crawford of the design firm Blood&Chocolate.

Posters will be available to theaters in the U.S. and internationally, along with a theatrical trailer, which will begin screening on January 6.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 60.1, "The 84th Annual Academy Awards" stars Christian Bale, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Jonah Hill} and is directed by Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, Archie Gips, Christopher Guest, Henry Hobson, Troy Miller}.

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Comments (12)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    I'm not very fond of this one. It would be more fitting for a movie trivia game more than anything.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. m2

    Can't wait.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  3. Worth5Bucks

    @ejk1 I agree!
    @daveactor7 I thought you weren't big on Gladiator.

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  4. ejk1

    Giant, while a great film, should not be there. It wasn't a Best Picture winner. The iconic beach scene in From Here To Eternity or Charlton Heston in the chariot race of Ben-Hur should be there instead.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. K.Guy

    I can't wait until 100!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  6. Daveactor7

    LOVE IT. All of my faves. Though i wish this article showed us who is nominated xD

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  7. Bane5000

    Welcome back Billy Crystal :]

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Replicant

    Brad Pitt (Tree of Life -not Moneyball), Leo DiCaprio, Andy Serkis and Rooney Mara are my nominees.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  9. MovieManiac


    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    Go Potter and Apes!!!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. Ghostman

    nice poster, but where's Stars Wars, Saving Private Ryan, Lord of the Rings?!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

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