Following a three-hour ceremony that felt about 16 times as long, the following actors, actresses and movies took home Academy Award gold this evening:

Best Cinematography: HugoBest Art Direction: HugoBest Costume Design: The ArtistBest Makeup: The Iron LadyBest Foreign Language: A SeparationBest Supporting Actress: Octavia SpencerBest Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon TattooBest Sound Editing: HugoBest Sound Mixing: Hugo

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Sacha Baron Cohen not been banned from The Academy Awards. Not yet at least.

But the actor is in hot water with the organization because he wants to walk the red carpet dressed as the main character from The Dictator, a Middle Eastern leader named General Aladeen. The Academy is less than enthused over this plan.

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Jennifer Lawrence woke up bright and very early this morning to help announce the nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Billy Crystal and air live from Hollywood on February 26.

With The Descendants and The Artist leading the way, take a look below at the nominees in all the major categories...

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Veteran actor Billy Crystal has announced he is replacing Eddie Murphy as host of the 2012 Oscars. It will be his ninth time at the helm of Hollywood's biggest night.

"Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions," the 63-year-old Crystal tweeted.

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Say this for Eddie Murphy: he couldn't be worse than last year's hosts.

Sources tell Deadline that the Academy Awards braintrust will meet this Tuesday to consider the man or woman who will emcee Hollywood's biggest night in 2012 and producer Brett Ratner will start with one name atop his list: Murphy.

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She's off the small screen, but might Oprah Winfrey play a role in big screen affairs next year?

Motion Picture Academy sources tell The Chicago Sun-Times that the former talk show host is in contention to host the 2012 Academy Awards. The event will be broadcast on ABC, which has a close relationship with Oprah, and a deal could even be finagled that would give OWN exclusive rights to some kind of post-Oscars telecast.

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