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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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Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards.

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 85th Oscars 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

Due to so many deaths of movie industry people in 2012, the Academy, for the first time, made an online version of the In Memoriam tribute. It featured people who died in 2012 and early 2013 who were in the televised version and others who were omitted. It will also be on more upcoming Academy Award events' website. See more »

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

Quotes

Ted: [Performing the voice of "Ted", who is digitally-inserted into the broadcast] Boy, this is pretty cool, huh? You and me at the Academy Awards!
Mark Wahlberg - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing: This is insane, dude.
Ted: Heh, look at all this talent. All this talent in one spot! There's, uh, there's Daniel Day-Lewis... There's Alan Arkin... There's Joaquin Phoenix. And you know what's interesting? All those actors I just named are part-Jewish.
Mark Wahlberg - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing: Oh, okay...
Ted: What about you? You got a "berg" on the end of your name, are you Jewish?
Mark Wahlberg - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing: Am I Jewish? No, ...
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Connections

Follows The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) See more »

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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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