Highlights from the 2013 Academy Awards
By Katherine Fotinos February 24,2013
Our Academy Awards red carpet celeb coverage was provided by the best in the industry, including Maria Menounos, Giuliana Rancic, Mario Lopez and Ryan Seacrest, plus some newbie celebrity co-hosts like Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Rowland!
Jennifer Lawrence is a keeper of her promises, and also one to always make us laugh. Following through on her agreement to fellow actress Emma Stone, Lawrence gave her friend a shout-out on the red carpet, hollering “Your ass is mine, Stone,” into Ryan Seacrest‘s camera.
Anne Hathaway had a bit of a red carpet nip slip in her pale pink Prada gown, but not the full exposure, Janet Jackson, kind. Rather, the awkwardly placed seams across the bosom of her dress made for a showing of more nipple than necessary.
Speaking of Anne Hathaway, her gown was amongst our dress disappointments. Others included Jennifer Garner, a usual fashion favorite, in an over the top ruffled back Gucci gown and Brandi Glanville showing way too much skin in a dress of her own design.
Style successes? Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille, Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen, Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab Couture and Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra, which she accessorized with a pair of crutches.
Seth MacFarlane kicked off the official awards show with a provocative song and dance which sparked mixed reviews. Titled “We Saw Your Boobs,” the opening number ran through the actresses who have bared their bosoms on the big screen. We’d expect nothing less of the “Family Guy” creator.
MacFarlane’s next musical act? Singing “The Way You Look Tonight” as Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum dance about the stage to his serenading. Soon after, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe joined the stage to sing with the presenter too.
“I would argue that the actor who really got inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth … Too soon, huh? 150-years and it’s still too soon?” -Mr. MacFarlane. Ba dum tss!
And the awards begin! Christopher Waltz took home the night’s first Oscar for his supporting actor role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Danny Zuko, er, we mean John Travolta, presented a montage of the top movie musicals from the last decade. An ageless Catherine Zeta-Jones stole the show with a performance of Chicago’s “All That Jazz.” We imagine viewers around the world were singing along.
For the sixth time in Oscar history, the Academy Awards had a tie! The editors from both Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall took home the Best Sound Editing Oscar. Presenter Mark Wahlberg had to convince the audience that this wasn’t a joke!
Sandra Bullock attempted to open the envelope containing the winner of award for best film editing, and ran into some technical difficulties. In her frustration, she made this face.
A beautifully blonde Adele mesmerized her audience singing “Skyfall“ in a gorgeous black embellished dress by Jenny Packham. She later won the award for Best Original Song for the track.
Thank you ABC for the closeups of George Clooney as he presented the Oscar In Memoriam segment. Barbra Streisand wrapped up the tribute to some of the Hollywood greats who died in the past year, including Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman, and Charles Durning, with a performance of ”The Way We Were.”
Life of Pi’s Ang Lee wins for best director, Jennifer Lawrence wins the best actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook(and trips on her way up the stairs) and Daniel Day Lewis takes home the award for best actor for Lincoln. Our favorite part? The lipstick mark on Day Lewis’ cheek during his acceptance speech. Too cute.
Michelle Obama read the name for the Best Picture recipient in a stunning silver Naeem Khan gown via video. The Oscar goes to Argo! No snubbing for Ben Affleck this time around!
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