Oscars 2013: The Best and Worst Moments

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Your hopes and dreams for this year’s Academy Awards: Did they come true?

Much like Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway’s, ours did – and by that, we mean that there were plenty of moments that left us cheering, cringing and confused.

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The awards featured in the gallery below weren’t handed out during the telecast… but we think they should’ve been. Click through the slideshow below and see if you agree! And when you’re done, take our poll below to grade the show, then hit the comments to give us your take on the crown event of Hollywood’s awards season. What did you like? What did you hate? Sound off!

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Comments (176)

  • Ben Affleck’s wife is Jennifer GARNER. Not Aniston. Ha ha ha.

    Comment by Babybop – February 24, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL. Well, he was engaged to Aniston in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

      Comment by Rebecca Parker – February 24, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That is true! Ha ha.

        Comment by Babybop – February 24, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • He was engaged to JLo…

          Comment by Cher – February 25, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Worst Mistake Ever haha, but we forgive them as long as they correct it soon. Love Ben Affleck, I was rooting for him. And, although I know that DDL deserves his Oscar I loved Bradly Cooper in SLP. JLaw, really nice recovery, she’s a bit cursed in her winnings though: The joke nobody understood, the almost rip of her dress and now the fall, what else?

      Comment by Olivia – February 24, 2013 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Garner’s a classy lady, if she can turn that “Gigli” mess into a hot tamale train.

      Comment by Meg – February 25, 2013 04:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I absolutely adore Ben Affleck. Couple summers ago, he was shooting The Town in my boston neighborhood, he is one of the nicest people and great to his fans! Loved to see him win!

      Comment by Rebecca – February 25, 2013 04:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Life of Pi visual effects team weren’t just thanking people when they were cut off by the orchestra, it seemed they were trying to talk about how the VFX studio that had worked on the film had filed for bankruptcy, and the protests that were going on outside of the Oscars.

    Comment by Adam – February 24, 2013 09:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah they were kinda asking all those rich folks in there for money for their studio. Someone claimed they cut them off asking for help with a charity and I don’t think that is what they were saying.

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – February 24, 2013 10:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you forgot Velma Kelly. That is unforgivable.

    Comment by Valeria Kementari (@ValeKementari) – February 24, 2013 09:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Probably because she was lip syncing

      Comment by Crystal – February 24, 2013 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok i enjoyed the show for the most part, the people i wanted to win did win and all that but sweet merciful crap, the show is way too long and their is al ot of singing and skits that do not need to be on the show. Seth MacFarlene did a fine job but after Franco and Hathaway it is impossible to suck. I hope next year the cut out a lot of unneeded crap.

    Comment by Adam Benson – February 24, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It really wasn’t Hathaway that sucked that year, it was Franco. He seemed to enjoy ruining it all. Jerky. I haven’t liked him since and refuse to see his movies. What he did that year was classless.

      Comment by Joy – February 25, 2013 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I only caught The Oscars from the James Bond tribute on, but I thought they were quite good.

    And it’s a well-known fact that Christopher Plummer absolutely abhors The Sound of Music (he called it The Sound of Mucus while they were filming, for goodness sake). He’s a time honored actor, at least listen to the man, he hates the musical! I don’t blame him for mentioning something.

    Comment by Amanda – February 24, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the james bond homage sucked. Yes shirley bassey was marvelous, but how about bringing all of the bonds on stage for a once in a life time moment. Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig would have been a much more fitting tribute…. could have been so much better.

      Comment by Kvivik – February 25, 2013 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I thought that they were going to do just that, and it ended up being pretty half-hearted. Several Bond clips over a few Bond themes, and then Shirley Bassey singing another one didn’t feel like much of a tribute to me.

        Comment by MelindaB – February 25, 2013 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • IDK what went wrong…ticked me off that was the REASON I was watching the show. WASTE of time. Fire the monologue writers…for McFarlane, the presenters…the writing sucks.

        Comment by Pennagirl – February 25, 2013 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not only him but mostly all Austrians. I was shocked to know that many dont know that movie and those who knows it, they despise it. The reason is that this movie gives a very bad imagine of austrians as hitler´s followers.

      Comment by jm – February 25, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Christopher Plummer apparently didn’t abhor The Sound of Music as much as you think as he appeared in a Sound of Music reunion on Oprah in 2010 with Julie Andrews and the rest of the cast.

      Comment by Kevin Clark – February 25, 2013 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good win Argo! Well deserved. It’s weird to think that Ben Affleck won the best screenplay award with Matt Damon fifteen years ago for Good Will Hunting!

    What a great speech, too.
    Don’t hold grudges. It doesn’t matter that you get knocked down in life… all that matters is that you’ve gotta get up.

    Comment by D'Arcy – February 24, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What now amazes me is Ben Affleck could be considered the more successful of the two between he and Matt Damon and he had some pretty rough years in Hollywood. He should have at least been nominated for best director. But no matter what, he has an Oscar for Best Picture and that is rare air. Matt needs to get on his game and win some awards. His wiki Bio has two, both for Good Will Hunting. He’s a great actor that has been in some great films.

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – February 25, 2013 01:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • JLaw winning was the highlight for me. That’s all I wanted to see. And Anne Hathaway being an original Princess Diaries fan. (I had to go there.)

    Comment by Melinda – February 24, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too!! Princess Mia won an oscar today! And J Law was amazing as alwayss!

      Comment by luli – February 24, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty sure Ben Affleck is married to Jennifer Garner (not Aniston). ;) Thanks for the recap!

    Comment by Er.. – February 24, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seth MacFarlane was not funny, Adele was adorable and John Travolta looked creepy.

    And Ben Affleck’s speech was most definitely the best.

    Comment by McKenzie – February 24, 2013 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When doesn’t Travolta look creepy? At least he got a new rug that’s a *little* better-looking than the old one.

      Comment by MelindaB – February 24, 2013 09:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He always looks creepy and no, it’s not better, it’s just as horrible as the others! Why oh why do so many men feel it necessary to hide their gray hair or baldness, the fakeness looks awful, why won’t anyone be honest with them and let them know? George Clooney looks even more sexy with his gray hair…I can’ t (read don’t) even imagine what he’d look like with his hair dyed his *natural* color…ugh! Sorry, pet peeve…

        Comment by c-mo – February 24, 2013 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Worst- Grant Heslov sucking up all the time. He should have been the one rushing to get in under the wire rather than Ben.

    Comment by Kate – February 24, 2013 09:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey Kate – they decided that in advance – he even said that he went first to thank Ben for directing the film.

      Comment by Breeze – February 24, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Then he should have made it short and sweet! He went and moved Ben out of the way, but then took his sweet time as if there wasn’t anyone going after him.

        Comment by Kate – February 24, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ben has been making that speech all season, Golden Globes, SAG, Director’s Guild, BAFTA…. I thought it was nice that they let the producer who wasn’t an actor speak.

      Comment by Alice – February 25, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best: Les Miz musical number, Daniel Day-Lewis’ acceptance speech, and Barbra.

    Comment by Morgen – February 24, 2013 09:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Les Miz musical number was incredible… just like the movie!

      Comment by Joy – February 25, 2013 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Favorite all-time Oscar moment…..Les Mis cast performing. Hands down!!! :)

      Comment by Kim R – February 25, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember seeing JLaw’s dress earlier in the show and thinking- Geez, after the Golden Globes you think Dior would send over something a little more stair-friendly.

    But her recovery was awesome. She’s been really fun to see all awards season.

    Comment by Alice – February 24, 2013 09:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched it live from Australia, and while I enjoyed it. I was mainly watching for Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck. I was so glad when Jennifer won, and as for Ben’s Acceptance speech I completely lost it. So much respect for that man!

    Comment by amylee – February 24, 2013 09:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anne Hathaway is great, and I wish I didn’t see so much negative stuff about her online. She’s a nice, good person, who preformed wonderfully. Also, Ben Affleck’s speech was so adorable and sweet.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch – February 24, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You speak of her as if you know her personally…she seems phony and pretentious to me…extremely full of herself…but thats just the vibe im getting from her lately…but since u state she is nice and a good person, ill take ur word for it since u know her and all…

      Comment by Dana Aquino – February 24, 2013 11:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also, poor form of John Travolta for not mentioning that Russell Crowe is an Oscar winner, too during his intro.

    Comment by Kel – February 24, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ur right but also he was talking about oscar been won for musicals

      Comment by Louise – February 24, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Closing of acknowlegment of losers was way out of line. Holywood psyche has not changed. Shame on you.

    Comment by Don – February 24, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you serious? It was funny. And if anyone was actually offended, then they need to get some thicker skin. What I want to know is clearly the song was written in advance…what if Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, etc had actually won? I guess the writers were that sure that they would be losers.

      Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m sure lines were written about each nominee. As they won their lines were pulled. Sketch was read from TelePrompTer and nothing was said about best pic losers but host said Argp 3x before they began song.

        Comment by Suz – February 25, 2013 01:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Entertainment Weekly had an update about the origins of that last song. Apparently they wrote a rough draft of the song earlier in the day and kept updating it throughout the evening as the awards were given out. So the main parts of the song were written in advance but they changed the names as needed throughout the night. I thought it was pretty funny when I could actually hear it. What was with the sound problems last night??! =(

        Comment by HeatherC – February 25, 2013 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They’ve done that at the Tonys for years. They have multiple options for lines and work on it during the show. Then they let Neil Patrick Harris sing the heck out of it.

        Comment by Alice – February 25, 2013 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, the Oscars have ended its show several times over the years with a musical salute to the “losers”. (Trust me. I’m old). No surprise they did it again this year.

      Comment by Suncatcher – February 25, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Look, yes, Seth doesn’t have the best jokes, or sense of time, or even know when stop, but, in his defense, he actually recognized the bad ones, and handled the cloud “bad reactions”. But, putting Seth aside as a host, these year’s Academy Awards was one of the most enjoyables, from the guest to the presenters (let’s ignore that Catherina Zeta Jones wasn’t actually singing, or dancing, and that we don’t understand why they didnt put Latifah or Renée in her place, instead). I was so entertained by the show, that I didn’t mind some strange wins. And… Adele, J-law and Ben Affleck had the most amazing reactions to winning, I could hug them all!!! And Meryl’s excuse of “stepping in my dress” for being, actually, adjusting her panties (C’mon,l if you’re a woman, you know that was it) was very classy of her. And please, can we Have Les Miserables and J-Hud sing every show from now on? *___*

    Comment by ' – February 24, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, they couldn’t put Renee Zellweger in CZJ’s place because she was drunk.

      Comment by maggie – February 24, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • or high as a kite. I’m surprised more hasn’t been written about her today – she was a hot mess and needs to send Queen L. a HUGE thank you for saving her a$$.

        Comment by allie – February 25, 2013 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally picked her wedgie.

      Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They put Catherine Zeta Jones on to perform because she won the Oscar for Chicago. When she presented, it seemed like CZJ had a cold, so maybe that’s why she had to lip-sync.

      Comment by maggie – February 24, 2013 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we give an award or at least a shout out to Hugh Jackman for being the most gentlemanly in the room? That man shot up and RAN to assist Jennifer Lawrence when she tripped. Fastest gentleman-reflexes in the house!

    Comment by Alichat – February 24, 2013 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bradley Cooper also rushed to help her, but wasn’t caught in the main telecast shot. Photos of both he and Hugh running to her aid are online. Both lovely gentlemen!

      Comment by Allison Weaver (@SpiffyPop) – February 24, 2013 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I thought you could see Bradley at the bottom of the screen. I didn’t even notice Jackman.

        Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Both of them are amazing and i’m so glad Jlaw won!!! she deserved it!

        Comment by luli – February 24, 2013 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh really? Good! I thought it was odd that we didn’t see him helping her. But damn Jackman was fast! LOL!

        Comment by Alichat – February 24, 2013 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • He is Wolverine, he has the reflex!

          Comment by paula – February 25, 2013 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • +1

            Comment by HTGRWHOM – February 25, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  
    • I was wondering which of the lovely A-listers was nice enough to help JLaw! I couldn’t tell who it was at the time. Very classy of him! Loved the show, not because of Seth MacFarlane (though that Sound of Music gag was pretty funny), but because everyone I wanted to win ended up winning, and the speeches were great. (Who knew Daniel Day Lewis was so funny!?) The musical numbers were all great, too. Also, I feel like this year was the first in a while where I liked multiple films and nominees and thought all of them were deserving.

      Comment by gdv – February 24, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The guy presenting the award, from France, also rushed over to help her up.

      Comment by Pennagirl – February 25, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show was good. The host (who is he anyway?) was awful. Absolutely loved the musical elements. Felt bad about the fx people. And Ben Affleck rocked!

    Comment by Andrea – February 24, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seth MacFarlane is an animator, a musician, singer and the creator of “Family Guy”, “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show”. He also wrote and directed the movie “Ted” with Mark Wahlberg

      Comment by jerzygirl45 – February 24, 2013 10:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And he was an absolutely horrible host.

        Comment by Sazra – February 24, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yea – I like Seth and I think he’s super talented, but it was bad. There were a couple of cute bits but it was mostly “OMG – when is this going to be over”. A lot of awkwardness happening on stage.

          Comment by jerzygirl45 – February 24, 2013 10:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jennifer Lawrence won! That’s all.

    Comment by rost10 – February 24, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, but her movie lost, and that’s the one I was rooting for. Screw Ben Affleck!

      Comment by Jay – February 26, 2013 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Barbra Streisand was the highlight of the Oscars!! No one else came close.

    Comment by BHSushi – February 24, 2013 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I dunno, I think Adele and JHud topped musical numbers.

      Comment by gdv – February 24, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This. Jennifer Hudson knocked it out of the park.

        Comment by Edith – February 24, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • C’mon, how ’bout some love for Shirley Bassey?! She was fabulous and still has an amazing voice!

          Comment by c-mo – February 24, 2013 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anybody who didn’t think this show was god-awful needs their head examined. Seth MacFarlane is NEVER COMING BACK, and thank God.

    Comment by Alice – February 24, 2013 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hear, hear!

      Comment by bluedog – February 24, 2013 11:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this was about an awards-show host, but there was too much of Seth. Usually on these awards shows they use voice-over announcers when cutting to commercials and they also sometimes announce presenters so the host gets a break. I felt like Seth was on stage the whole time and I got tired of seeing him. Some of his stuff was funny, but a little of him goes a long way. I also felt that the show dragged on too long b/c of his lengthy introductions.

      Comment by dan – February 25, 2013 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All I wanted was a proper Castle promo!

    Comment by #1 Fan – February 24, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why in the world did it start at 8:30 (EST,5:30 PST) and not at 8 o’clock?! This one felt like it went on *too* long. But, I loved the musical performances. And HOORAY for Argo, Jennifer Lawrence, and Adele.

    Comment by marge – February 24, 2013 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was only fifteen minutes longer than last year, and really, what makes it so long these days is the commercial breaks.

      Comment by Edith – February 24, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Oscars always start at 5:30/8:30.

      Comment by Playhouse – February 25, 2013 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It seems mean spirited but I’m so sick of anne hathaway. I hope the next time she’s nominated she tones the whole schtick down.

    Comment by Rochelle – February 24, 2013 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What shtick?

      Comment by Mike – February 24, 2013 11:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She has become very phony and dramatic…its annoying…the prompted tears, the cheesy smiles…she had a huge year , but it obviously went to her head.

        Comment by Dana Aquino – February 24, 2013 11:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right. It does seem mean-spirited.

      Comment by MB – February 25, 2013 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MacFarlane was brilliant at times; hampered by the usual dismal scripted bits at others. Piss-poor Bond-music tribute, even though Shirley Bassey killed. Good overall, but it’ll never get better until they eliminate acceptance speeches for all but the top six-seven categories. They need to get this under two hours or so.

    Comment by Cheo – February 24, 2013 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shirley Bassey, Adele, Babs, and J-Hud were all amazing and were the highlights of the evening. DDL’s acceptance speech was great as well as Tarrantino and Chris Terrio for their writing awards.

    Comment by Ronnie – February 24, 2013 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michelle Obama was lovely. But can we cut it out with mixing the President and First Lady with Hollywood? We get it already, you love the liberal politicians! Also, can someone trim her bangs? They are in her eyes. But she looked absolutely lovely. As good as any actress. So glad Argo won. Good for Ben Affleck. And how much do I love Jennifer Lawrence? Let me count the ways!

    Comment by Amber – February 24, 2013 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree with you. Why was she included in the Oscars? Would you ever have seen Laura Bush up there presenting an award. Hell no. Typical liberal Hollywood. They’re in LOVE with the Obamas. She did look pretty though.

      Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You know what? I think Michelle Obama is one of the best First Ladies we have ever had, but her appearance at the Oscars, even if beamed in, was totally unnecessary. I wish she hadn’t done it.

        She looked absolutely great, though.

        Comment by Cheyenne – February 24, 2013 10:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Laura Bush was presented as part of a filmed piece for 74th Academy Awards in 2002 on various people discussing movies, and Ronald Reagan filmed a piece for the 53rd Academy Awards. He was also a former president of The Screen Actors Guild

        Comment by jerzygirl45 – February 24, 2013 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Okay so Ronald Reagan was semi-appropriate since he was at least a peer to the crowd at one time in his life but I agree, enough of the politicians regardless of their political affiliation!

          Comment by c-mo – February 24, 2013 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Oscars wanted to top Clinton being at the Golden Globes. The GG had a former President, so the Oscars got the current First Lady. I wouldn’t be surprised if they originally asked for the President, but were told no, and then asked for the First Lady.

        Comment by maggie – February 24, 2013 11:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Totally agree Jules.

        Comment by Joy – February 25, 2013 12:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While Laura Bush did not present an award, she did record a piece for a short film that was created for, and shown during, the 2002 Oscars.

        Comment by Pat – February 25, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree more with the mixing of the President and First Lady into Hollywood! I am so sick of them popping up all over the place. Talk about overkill! Also the way they had her presented on that screen, made it look like Big Brother was speaking. Just inappropriate in all ways.

      Comment by Bobbi – February 25, 2013 05:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. i thought Michelle did a great job, but I really just wish they would leave politics out of it.

      Comment by MB – February 25, 2013 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why is this a big deal? She likes movies, and she didn’t mix politics with giving the award. Amazing what some people complain about.

      Comment by SpyTV – February 25, 2013 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Garner, Jennifer Garner

    Comment by Nathalie Rumic (@thali85) – February 24, 2013 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seth McFarlane must have missed a lot of Charlize Theron’s movies. She takes her clothes off all the time: The Devil’s Advocate, The Cider House Rules, 2 Days in the Valley. You call out Kate Winslet and not Theron- shame!

    Comment by Kel – February 24, 2013 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love, love, love Jennifer Lawrence. I know the previous best actor usually presents the best actress but I was kinda hoping Meryl Streep would after the “First Wives Club” joke at the globes.

    So happy Ben Affleck won! Argo was amazing.

    Daniel Day-Lewis’ speech was a lot funnier than I expected too.

    Some great stand-out moments in an average overall show. Don’t know why everyone is complaining about the time. It was only 3.5 hours. That’s pretty average.

    Comment by Ashley_Christie – February 24, 2013 09:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Probably because it started later this year (@ 8:30), which made it run past midnight EST. That’s late for people who want to watch it but have to get up in the morning and head to work. :/

      Comment by Amanda – February 24, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The show didn’t start later. It always begins at 5:30/8:30.

        Comment by Playhouse – February 25, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was hoping for that too!! that would have been so amazing, Meryl presenting fro best actress!

      Comment by luli – February 24, 2013 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michelle Obama didn’t class up anything. The Obamas need to decide if they want to be Hollywood celebrities or statespersons. The entertainment TV appearances, the parties with Jay Z and Beyonce – it’s all ridiculous and embarrassing.

    Comment by Kate – February 24, 2013 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank goodness someone said it.

      Comment by Amanda – February 24, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you. They have apparently decided that being celebrities is better than actually running the country! Michelle can be a celebrity all she wants but Mr. Obama needs to actually be President.

      Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And hence, Michelle was a part of this and Barack was not. Soooo what’s your point?

        Comment by JustMy2Cents – February 24, 2013 10:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • She didn’t need to be there. Secondly she running her agendas too.

          Comment by Pennagirl – February 25, 2013 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The worst part of Michelle’s appearance was that it came at the expense of Jack, whom I have missed seeing at the Oscars lately.

      Comment by Beard – February 24, 2013 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jack didn’t seem to upset about it. In fact, he seemed rather pleased that he was introducing the First Lady and presenting with her.

        Comment by dan – February 25, 2013 06:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The “Losers” song at the end was Very disrespectful…unbelievable!!!

    Comment by Susan – February 24, 2013 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not at all. It was a joke. If they can’t handle it, they shouldn’t be in Hollywood. That’s what comedians do. If you didn’t think it was funny, fine. But disrespectful? Not at all.

      Comment by Jules – February 24, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didn’t see it! It was already 12 when they got to best picture. The last encore of Walking Dead was starting and I can’t miss that.

      Comment by Jay – February 26, 2013 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I found Seth dull, self-aggrandizing, and awkward during various points of the show. Shatner was right on with his “Why can’t Amy and Tina host everything?” remark. :)

    Jennifer Hudson is formidable – love her! Give her the Junior Diva award of the night. I felt bad for Adele – she was singing and singing up there, and they got the audio balance wrong and almost all we could hear was orchestra.

    Barbra was wonderful, but for Senior Diva, Dame Bassey wins the night handily. Wow.

    Charlize Theron looked even more stunning than usual.

    Poor Anne Hathaway. The dress was a lovely color on her, but those unfortunate darts detracted from the overall look. Still, I think she truly deserved the award.

    I actually really liked Naomi Watts’ dress. It was interesting, and looked fantastic on her. Kudos for her for not playing it safe.

    Comment by Garidin Winslow (@Garidin) – February 24, 2013 09:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I felt gypped that all the Bond actors weren’t there to come out on stage during the Bond tribute. It would have been fun to see them all together, but my daughter told me they probably couldn’t make it because they were out saving the world.

    Comment by dj – February 24, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One (rumored to be PB) didn’t want to do, and it was all or none.

      Comment by Suz – February 25, 2013 01:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My other thought on the night: Why are all the men so hairy and all the women so hairless?

    Comment by dj – February 24, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did you skip Health class in 6th grade? We’re you hoping for hairy women?

      Comment by sarcasmo – February 24, 2013 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No, I didn’t skip health class. Did you skip English?

        Comment by dj – February 24, 2013 10:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I didn’t, I made a typo and added an apostrophe to a word. But at least I know why men are hairy and women are hairless. You didn’t respond to the hairy women question, so I’m assuming that’s a yes?

          Comment by sarcasmo – February 24, 2013 11:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As usual the highlights of the show was the music and the winners and of course the upsets (Speilberg I’m crying for you still.) We found out there is a reason McFarlin hadn’t hosted anything befor, the only way next year could be worse is if Tosh 2.0 hosts.
    We all knew Anne Hathaway would win, but it didn’t make it any less of an eye roll. Sally Fields should have won and Anne should have worn a bra.
    Argo and Ben Affleck got exactly what they deserved, recognition and more love!
    I grade it a C, primarily because SM really was the worst host, but other aspects (Les Mis and Chicago productions & J. Law and Ben’s speech) saved it!

    Comment by Lindsey M – February 24, 2013 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about the sound mixing for WORST? I couldn’t hear anyone sing, but I sure could hear the trumpets! Super frustrating.

    Comment by Lime – February 24, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, THIS! I was so irritated with the sound mixing when Adele was performing Skyfall.

      Comment by tash – February 25, 2013 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I almost hit “Fail” in the poll, because, you know, the Kirk bit. But good show overall and the musical performances were incredible. Shirley Bassey was unbelievable and the highlight of the night.

    Comment by JW – February 24, 2013 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was sad about FLOTUS’ appearance – she’s classy and pretty and all of that but it just politicized what was otherwise a really fun, relaxed evening.

    Comment by Lorraine – February 24, 2013 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved loved Channing and Charlize dancing

    Comment by James – February 24, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • People who think Seth sucked are straight up dumb. He delivered his talents – especially in musical. He did everything, he sang, he joked, he looked great.

    Do you guys prefer james franco and ann? lol get a life

    Comment by anil – February 24, 2013 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • James Franco sucked and I’m pretty sure he was high when he hosted! Seth MacFarlane was the best in years, and appearing as Ted with Mark Walberg was the funniest part of the evening.

      Comment by Jay – February 26, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know, I thought Spielberg would win for Lincoln, then I saw an interview with Ang Lee about how much effort he put into Life of Pi and all the effects and everything and I feel he deserved to win. DDL had it in the bag for Lincoln. Tarantino couldn’t be more right, this is the year of the writer and that was classy of him to, and Ben Affleck to say that in all fairness it could have been any of them up there. And how stupid does the Academy look for not nominating thendirector of the film that won best picture. I assume it’s happened before, probably a lot, but that is lie saying it won despite the director. Stupid.

    Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – February 24, 2013 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • By the way, I could live without the Obamas being forced on us every chance possible. I wonder how much more taxpayer money was wasted on their ego’s just for that live shot. Ad it’s sickening for her to surround herself with military when her husband is behind the sequestration that will probably put them all in the unemployment line.

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – February 24, 2013 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • More like the Tea Party-crazed side of the GOP that will do that….

        Comment by HTGRWHOM – February 25, 2013 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DDL gave the best speech…Ben Affleck was rambling on and on.
    Adele speeches are always adorable and from the heart (imo)
    Meryl Streep knew DDL and she didnt bother opening the envelope lol
    Jack Nicholson the ultimate hollywood guy

    Comment by duke – February 24, 2013 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jack makes me sad… once “The Man”… now, an uncomfortable parody of himself.

      Comment by bluedog – February 24, 2013 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Streep opened the envelope during the filmed nominations recap.

      Comment by skrable2 – February 24, 2013 11:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • As Meryl hugged DDL (when he came onstage to accept the Oscar) you could tell that she had opened the envelope while the nominees’ reel was shown.

        Comment by dan – February 25, 2013 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone please explain the appeal of sourpuss Kristen Stewart? Why was she there and why can’t she ever smile? Or at least not look like she’s about to go postal?

    Comment by sarcasmo – February 24, 2013 10:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Every time I see her, I think Grumpy Cat from the internet. But I like Grumpy cat.

      Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – February 25, 2013 01:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She just gets crazy nervous I think. Look at her appearances on late night talk shows and she always seems about 1 second away from crossing into a panic attack and falls into all sorts of tics and mannerisms that people take as her being grumpy and disaffected and bored, reading it all wrong.

      Comment by HTGRWHOM – February 25, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh dear. After decades of enjoying the bizarre blend of siliconed cheeziness & oft so well deserved self-congratulation that is the Oscar telecast… never have I seen one with so many ill-considered jokes & bloody awful timing! But the movies…. the movies & performances this year were spectacular, every one! Any of the nominees could have won & it would have been the right choice!!!

    Comment by bluedog – February 24, 2013 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MacFarlane’s humor goes over better with viewers than with those in that particular audience. As schmaltzy as it is, the Oscars are about honoring the best films of the year. The best hosts know how to walk the line between poking fun at them and showing a level of class and taste that MacFarlane lacked.

    One thing I found exceptionally odd was that it seemed as though the auditorium announcer introduced presenters almost as often as MacFarlane did, and 3 or 4 times he did the “coming list these stars will be here when we come back” tease.

    And sticking the orchestra across town???

    DDL’s speech was terrific, and there was some actual humanity on display. But it seemed as though MacFarlane wasn’t connected to the show. Carson and Crystal espeically would refer to what just happened on stage and have a joke ready. It gave the show a flow that was missing.

    The unsung hero was Daniel Radcliffe. Singing, dancing and remaining a pro next to that trainwreck actress

    Comment by skrable2 – February 24, 2013 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Radcliffe? I like him overall, but he’s no hero. Kristen Stewart went to the Oscars using crutches and he wasn’t a gentleman enough to offer her his arm instead of having her limp on stage. She’s some kinda of pain – it was obvious by her walk, look and sigh when she got near the microphone.

      Comment by Lia – February 25, 2013 01:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He DID offer to help her and she waved him off! Even without her infliction he could never help her bitch face attitude towards everything! If she always so sour why is she even IN this business?

        Comment by Leslie – February 25, 2013 04:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My favorites were Anne Hathaway winning for Les Miserables (I think it should have won all the awards it was nominated for. It was the best movie I saw all year) and the part when the cast of Les Miserables sang. It was incredible and sent chills up my spine it was so beautiful. Can’t wait for the DVD to come out.

    Comment by Joy – February 25, 2013 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the most annoying person was seth macfarlane’s sister in her gucci dress striking a hollywood pose with her hand on her hip, what a joke. and she waved away someone like she was the queen.

    Comment by High School RULES – February 25, 2013 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Way TOO much singing…it’s not a Musical!!!! If you cut out the song and dance stuff the show would be a whole lot easier to sit through from start to finish for those of us at home. #justsaying

    Comment by Belle – February 25, 2013 05:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This year was a tribute to “Music in the Movies”, so that’s all gone next year.

      Comment by nick1372 – February 25, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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