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The Oscars (2013)

Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Self - Host, Nominee & Performer / Ted - Presenter (voice)
William Shatner ... James T. Kirk
Naomi Watts ... Self - Nominee & Performer
Jennifer Lawrence ... Self - Winner, Presenter & Performer
Charlize Theron ... Self - Presenter & Performer
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles ... Themselves - Performer
Channing Tatum ... Self - Presenter & Performer
Daniel Radcliffe ... Self - Presenter & Performer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Self - Performer
Sally Field ... Self - Nominee & Performer
Octavia Spencer ... Self - Presenter
Alan Arkin ... Self - Nominee
Robert De Niro ... Self - Nominee
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Self - Nominee
Tommy Lee Jones ... Self - Nominee


Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

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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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The Way You Look Tonight
(from Swing Time (1936))
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron
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My Awards For The 85th Annual Academy Awards !
25 February 2013 | by elshikh4See all my reviews

_The Most Offensive: Seth MacFarlane's song. It crossed the line as shocking, embarrassing and unfunny!

_The Most Silly: Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy. Whatever they were saying, they said it in the most ridiculous way ever!

_The Most Rude: Of course, interrupting the speeches of some "poor" winners, like the winners of the best special effects, with the theme of Jaws, while giving all the time for Anne Hathaway to tell the names of half of the earth's population, and saying the names twice! Well, it made me imagine a slasher movie where the Academy members are attacked one by one with another shark, made - naturally - by the winners who didn't have any time to speak in the Oscars!

_The Most Surprising: Shirley Bassey performing "Goldfinger", after nearly 50 years of singing it for the first time. How powerful and glamorous. In the age of 76, she proved that she still HAS IT!

_The Most Expressive: The stage while Barbra Streisand was performing "The Way We Were" in the memory of the late Marvin Hamlisch. Its sight of endless sad candles moved me indeed.

_The Most Exhausted: Renée Zellweger. She looked like 1) having a really ugly flu. Or 2): a Renée Zellweger look-alike. Or 3) a Renée Zellweger look-alike who has a really ugly flu!

_The Worst Performance: "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" by Norah Jones. I don't know why, but there was something wrong about the music, the sound, Jones's voice, or all of the above!

_The Worst Look: Jack Nicholson's. Sorry, but he seemed like the circus clown!

_The Worst Hairdo: Michelle Obama's, no arguments!

_The Most Dead: Kristen Stewart while presenting one of the awards. Dear, please care a little. You're not in front of the camera of a movie to look as lifeless as this!

_The Most Smart: Meryl Streep while saying the winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role right after reading the nominees. She's maybe the best one to know the slowness and the burden of moments like opening the envelope, then reading the name. Sure she experienced that a lot!

_The Most Truthful Speech: Ben Affleck's. Especially the part of "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's gonna happen, all what matters is that you're gonna get up."

_The Most Not Bad: Seth MacFarlane as the show's presenter. Between being offensive and mild; he must be only "not bad"!

All in all, with many songs along the way, it seemed like a concert in honor of the Oscars. Well, a nice musical night then.

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Release Date:

24 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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The 85th Oscars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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