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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:09:05 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars 2012: Best and worst moments

Most hold your breath moment

Most hold your breath moment (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland from The Iron Lady won the oscar for best makeup (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • A Separation wins best foreign language film oscar (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • octavia spencer wins best supporting actress oscar for The help (© Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)
  • Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall win best editing oscar for girl with the dragon tattoo (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • Best Sound Mixing: Hugo
  • Most hold your breath moment (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • Best Animation: Rango (© Kevin Winter/Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Best Visual Effects: Hugo (© Kevin Winter/Getty Entertainment Images)
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The fact that the Oscars are broadcast live always holds out hope that there will be a streaker across the the stage or Melissa Leo will use the F-word, like she did accepting her award for The Fighter. Cirque du Soleil's live tribute to the moviegoing experience, scored by Tim Burton's regular collaborator Danny Elfman was perhaps unnecessary but at least provided us with the chance to wonder - not hope, no - whether or not something would go wrong. It didn't, fortunately, save for Kermit and Miss Piggy's excruciating introduction, and one gymnast falling over.