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The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013)

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TV-14 | | TV Special 24 February 2013
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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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James T. Kirk
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Herself - Performer and Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Presenter & Performer
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles ...
Themselves - Performer: We Saw Your Boobs
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Himself - Performer: The Way You Look Tonight & Be Our Guest and Presenter: Best Costume Design & Best Makeup and Hairstyling
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Himself - Performer: High Hopes & Be Our Guest and Presenter: Best Production Design
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Himself - Performer: High Hopes & Be Our Guest
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Herself - Performer and Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amour (2012) is the first film since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film, and the first foreign-language nominee for Best Picture since Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Michelle Obama - Presenter: Best Picture: [Opening remarks while presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture] These nine movies took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh, they made us weep, they made us grip our armrest a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we work hard enough, and dig deep enough, and find the courage in ourselves. These lessons apply to all of us, no ...
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Features Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) See more »

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Pi's Lullaby
Written by Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
Performed by Bombay Jayashri
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Why has it gotten to the point where I rarely see any nominees?
25 February 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – 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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