2012 Awards Season
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:15:59 GMT | By Jonathan Crocker, contributor, MSN Movies
8 things we learned at The Oscars 2012

3. Anyone can win an Oscar

3. Anyone can win an Oscar (© Wire Image)
  • Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin
  • 1. Sacha Baron Cohen will do anything (© Wire Image)
  • 2. Chris Rock is funnier than Billy Crystal (© Wire Image)
  • 3. Anyone can win an Oscar (© Wire Image)
  • 4. Marriage does last in Hollywood (© Wire Image)
  • 5. Angelina Jolie’s right leg is a star (© Wire Image)
  • 6. Hollywood is hungry (© Wire Image)
  • 7. Everyone can play the Martin Scorsese drinking game! (© Wire Image)
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Really, just take a look. The Artist is the first (almost) silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar in 83 years and the first winner ever from a non-English-speaking country. A Separation is the first Oscar-winning film from Iran. Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer became the oldest person ever to win an Oscar ("You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been my whole life?"). And who could have imagine Flight Of The Conchords Bret McKenzie, writer of Best Original Song for 'Man Or Muppet', would ever be an Oscar winner? One day, it could be you.