2012 Oscar Poster Hits The Web

Much like taking down the tree and realising that you’ve still got far too much turkey left over, there are a few traditions that always seem to arrive from Hollywood between Christmas and New Year. One is the arrival of the poster for the Academy Awards Ceremony, which you can slide your eyes over below.

It’s not exactly the most exciting Oscar image to ever strike the world, but the Academy is clearly looking to play up the themes of movies as a celebration and honour/tradition, which, as we all know, is the way to attract young audiences. The tagline “celebrate the movies in all of us” is also a little odd, unless the target audience is toddlers who have somehow swallowed a Blu-Ray.

Sticking in strictly safe territory with a bunch of past Best Picture winners (and one Best Director anomaly), the poster features the usual gold statuette alongside images from Forrest Gump, The Sound Of Music, Gone With The Wind, Driving Miss Daisy, Giant (the aforementioned anomaly), Gladiator and Casablanca.

The awards will be handed out at the 84th ceremony on February 26, with Billy Crystal overseeing the event.