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The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013)

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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

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Trivia

Daniel Day-Lewis is the first performer to win three Best Actor Oscars. Day-Lewis won his first Oscar in 1990 for My Left Foot (1989), the same year Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence was born. See more »

Goofs

Ang Lee has won 3 Academy Awards not 2. See more »

Quotes

Seth MacFarlane: Daniel Day Lewis, not the first actor to be nominated for playing Lincoln. Raymond Massey portrayed him in 1940's Abe Lincoln in Illinois. This is true.
[crowd applauds]
Seth MacFarlane: I would argue, however, that the actor who *really* got inside Lincoln's head was John Wilkes Booth.
[crowd groans]
Seth MacFarlane: Really, a hundred and fifty years, and it's still too soon, huh?
[crowd laughs]
Seth MacFarlane: I got some Napoleon jokes coming up, you guys are gonna be SO mad! Oh, my god!
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Features Prometheus (2012) See more »

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Why has it gotten to the point where I rarely see any nominees?
25 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

OK, of all nominees, I had only seen "The Master", "Frankenweenie", "Lincoln" and "Django Unchained". I'm glad that the latter two won what they did, while I thought that the former two got robbed.

That said, I liked Seth MacFarlane's performance. Yes, his song about actresses' boobs was strange, but it was still kinda funny (although he forgot to mention Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine" and Susan Sarandon in "Joe"). As for his comment that Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart collectively play everything that the Christian right says is wrong with Hollywood, I think that it would have been more accurate if one of them had played a LGBT character (and does anyone know why Kristen Stewart was limping?). Probably the highlight of the ceremony was Shirley Bassey singing "Goldfinger" (although I think that Ursula Andress should have introduced her).

Last year, the wins by the French-made "Artist" and the France-themed "Hugo" must have really angered the right wing; this year, the cast of "Les Miserables" (which seems to represent all of France) singing one of the songs must have done so equally.

As for the In Memoriam sequence, I guess that Andy Griffith and Larry Hagman didn't appear since they're more known for their TV work.

Anyway, good show.


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