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

4. Marriage does last in Hollywood

4. Marriage does last in Hollywood (© 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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The two classiest acceptance speeches belonged to Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer, both of whom paid touching tribute, not to Hollywood, but to their partners. Streep thanked her husband before anyone else to avoid getting drowned out by the get-off-the-stage-now orchestra: "Everything I value most in our lives, you've given me." Plummer, meanwhile, thanked his "long-suffering" wife for "coming to my rescue every day of my life." Beautiful.