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article imageAnd the Oscar goes to... The envelope designer Special

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 25, 2012 in Entertainment
Yes, after 84 years of awarding Academy Awards, only in the last two has there been an exclusive designer of the envelopes.
You read that right. All these years and just recently has the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences decided to get them done via this way.
The privilege to do the art was given to Marc Friedland and he aptly named his work The Oscar Collection. He said, with gusto, that he does not know the winners. In fact, he has to make an envelope for everyone, as if they have won. So, going in, everyone is a winner. However, those envelopes must be destroyed after the real winner is announced on stage.
As of Saturday, here is the complete list given from the Academy about the list of presenters:
Christian Bale: Bale received an Oscar for his supporting role in "The Fighter."
Halle Berry: Berry won an Oscar in 2001 for her lead performance in "Monster's Ball."
The "Bridesmaids" Cast: Six actresses - Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig - from the hit comedy "Bridesmaids" will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film's original screenplay.
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Bradley Cooper: Cooper will be seen next in "The Words" and, later this year, in "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "The Silver Linings Playbook."
Tom Cruise: Cruise was nominated for his lead performances in "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire." He also was nominated for his supporting role in "Magnolia."
Penélope Cruz: Cruz won an Oscar in 2008 for her supporting role in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." She was also nominated for her lead performance in "Volver" (2006) and for her supporting role in "Nine" (2009).
Cameron Diaz: Diaz will be seen next in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "Gambit."
Michael Douglas: Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in "Wall Street" (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975).
Will Ferrell: Ferrell’s film credits include "Everything Must Go," "Blades of Glory," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "The Producers," "Bewitched," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Elf" and "Old School."
Tina Fey: Fey came to prominence as a regular on "Saturday Night Live" and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy-winning comedy series "30 Rock."
Colin Firth: Two-time nominee Firth took home an Academy Award for his lead performance in "The King’s Speech."
Zach Galifianakis: Galifianakis, who was recently seen in "The Muppets," will be making his first Oscar show appearance. His other film credits include "Puss in Boots," "Due Date," "Dinner for Schmucks," "Up in the Air," "What Happens in Vegas," "Into the Wild" and the two "Hangover" films.
Tom Hanks: Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars in 1993 and 1994 for his lead performances in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump."
Angelina Jolie: In 1999 Jolie took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Girl, Interrupted," and she received a nomination in 2008 for her lead performance in "Changeling."
Milla Jovocich: Jovovich hosted the Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11
Melissa Leo: Leo received an Oscar for her supporting role in "The Fighter."
Jennifer Lopez: Lopez, who serves as a judge on "American Idol," will be seen next in the feature "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and recently completed work on "Parker" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift."
Natalie Portman: Two-time nominee Portman took home an Academy Award for her lead performance in "Black Swan."
Chris Rock: In 2005 Rock served as host of the 77th Academy Awards. He will be seen next in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "2 Days in New York."
Ben Stiller: Stiller will be playing the title character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which he is also directing, and will be seen next in "Neighborhood Watch."
Emma Stone: Stone appears in the Best Picture nominee "The Help." Her other film credits include "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "Friends with Benefits," "Easy A" and "Superbad."
Meryl Streep: Streep, who is nominated for her lead performance in "The Iron Lady," has been nominated a total of 17 times - the most for any performer in Oscar history.
Oscar s art collection by Marc Friedland
Oscar's art collection by Marc Friedland
Marc Friedland
Oscar s art collection by Marc Friedland
Oscar's art collection by Marc Friedland
Marc Friedland
Oscar s art collection by Marc Friedland
Oscar's art collection by Marc Friedland
Marc Friedland
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