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The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013)

The Oscars (original title)
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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Himself - Host / Performer: We Saw Your Boobs / The Way You Look Tonight / High Hopes / Be Our Guest & Here's to the Losers / Ted - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing / Nominee: Best Original Song
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Herself - Performer and Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Performer / Presenter: Skyfall and Winner: 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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Trivia

All of the nominees for Best Original Song were first-timers. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lisa Westcott - Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Whoa. Thank you so much, the Academy. I don't know, it's quite overwhelming. I must pay a huge tribute to the team who worked so incredibly hard and were so talented, and I feel that I only own a little bit of this and the rest goes to them. Thank you very much.
Julie Dartnell - Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Thank you very much. It's an incredible honor. Thank you so much. And I just want to give love to my family: my mum, my dad, Tom, Holly and Dave. Thank you.
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Connections

Follows The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Here's to the Losers
Written by Robert Wells and Jack Segal
Additional lyrics by Seth MacFarlane and Danny Smith
Performed by by Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth
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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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