The Academy Awards 2012
The Academy Awards 2012

Hollywood honored it's best during the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California.  Veteran comedian Billy Crystal hosted this year's Oscars ceremony featuring Hollywood's A-list celebrities.

Distributed since 1927 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, the Oscars reward movie industry professionals for excellence. The 6,000 members of the Academy nominate and vote for their peers.

In this series, VOA takes a look at some of the nominated films and actors vying for the movie industry's most coveted prize.