84th Academy Awards Poster Celebrates The Past

If anyone had any doubts on what the 2012 Academy Awards is celebrating, the poster for next year’s ceremony should be a clear indicator.

With a banner that reads “Life. Camera. Action,” the poster features eight Oscar-winning films from eight decades of the show. 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) are the films highlighted.

Coincidentally, only seven of eight films pictured won the award for Best Picture. (Hint: The title is short but is another word for big.)

In the press release, Academy President Tom Sherak acknowledged, “Whether it’s a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory [and] 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.”

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