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The Oscars (2013)

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

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Cast

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

Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

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Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 85th Annual Academy Awards See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Best Actor nominees Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper and Denzel Washington have all been named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in the past. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bill Westenhofer - Winner: Best Visual Effects: The irony is not lost on any of us up here that in a film whose central premise is to ask the audience what they believe is real or not real, most of what you see is, well, it's fake. That's the magic of visual effects. I want to thank Gil Netter and Elizabeth Gabler and all those at Fox and Fox 2000 for realizing that sometimes it takes a risk to make something special. And "Life of Pi" was a risk worth taking. To our director Ang Lee, you were an inspiration and you made it an incredible ...
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Connections

Follows The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) See more »

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Composed by Monty Norman
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Why has it gotten to the point where I rarely see any nominees?
25 February 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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