Oscars 2013 VIDEOS – PHOTOS – Opening Monologue and More

Watch out for Oscar videos here! First up, is Seth MacFarlane’s opening number, which includes William Shatner, sock puppets, dancing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, making out with Sally Field while dressed as the Flying Nun and a song about boobs with the LA Gay Men’s Chorus.

You either liked it or you didn’t. I’m in the second category.

Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic

Fifty Years of Bond – Including Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger”

50 Years Of Bond – Salute & Goldfinger… by IdolxMuzic

Jennifer Lawrence FACEPLANTS as she accepts the Best Actress Award

Leading Actress – Jennifer Lawrence – Oscars 2013 by IdolxMuzic

Daniel Day Lewis Accepts Best Actor

Leading Actor – Daniel Day Lewis – Oscars 2013 by IdolxMuzic

Argo Wins Best Picture – Ben Affleck

Best Movie – Argo – Oscars 2013 by IdolxMuzic

In Memorium – Barbara Streisand Sings “The Way We Were”

In Memorandum & Barbra Streisand Performs… by IdolxMuzic

Oscar 2013 Gallery

Elton John Aids Foundation Viewing Party

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Jennifer H just blew the roof off the Auditorium….Ms. Shirley was spectacular!

  • sdmama

    I missed the beginning, so thanks for posting this so quickly. I love Seth so it is impossible to be critical, but I thought it was so darn funny. (OK, I admit I am Trekkie, too.) They did a good job of combining ridiculous and classy. Loved all the musical numbers. I put him just below Billy Chrystal as my favorite. Sorry, if you did not like it.  Please give him a second chance.

  • seldomused

    We just got home from watching the show with about ten other people tonight; we thought Seth was pretty darn funny (for the most part).

    I had never heard of him (don’t watch Family Guy), but was really impressed by him. In my opinion Seth has a surprisingly good singing voice and he is a hoot! He’s a decent looking guy who can dance, too.

    Most of the people at the party knew who Seth was, but didn’t know he could sing.  We were all very impressed with his wonderful singing.  He sounds a lot better than many of those that come off of Idol.  :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Shirley Bassey, what a great dame!

  • RustySax

    Attention Female Idol Wannabees –

    Pay attention to what Barbra does when she sings, you might learn something:

    ~~ The use of dynamics – that means soft as well as loud!

    ~~ Impeccable phrasing to convey the emotion of the lyric. (Which also means you have to UNDERSTAND the lyric first!)


    ~~ No crazy, overdone runs. . .

    ~~ No inappropriate belting that doesn’t match the lyrics.

    ~~ Not being afraid to bring it way down after “the big note.”

    ~~ Hand gestures that actually fit what your singing, and not the same arm/hand movement over and over and over and over. . .


    Barbra may be a diva with a reputation as an absolute PITA to work with, but you’d be hard-pressed to find another female singer alive today that can “sell” a song the way she does.

    IMHO, of course. . .

  • Maya100

    I agree with everything you wrote, except we found another female singer who could “sell” that way earlier in the same show – Dame Shirley Bassey.  

    It was a different kind of song, so she produced a different emotion, but she used the same techniques you listed, especially phrasing, dynamics and no unnecessary runs.

  • Miz

    I nodded off JUST before Mrs. Obama read who won best picture and woke back up to Kristin Chenoweth singing about the losers. She mentioned Argo in the song and I was ‘Ohhhh NOooooooo’

    I’m so happy Argo won!

    My favorite skit was the sock puppets … particularly in the dryer. Laughed OUT LOUD at that.

  • potatorocks

     I’m one of the few who liked it.   Mostly.
    The producers didn’t pull off the Bond tribute or the tribute to musicals.  The Bond montage was pretty lame, didn’t care for the jhud performance,didn’t know why Chicago was featured(till now) , and thought the mobama appearance was weird.  McFarlane didn’t bug.  I guess the continual low blow, redemption, low blow, redemption worked for me.   I did not get the sense the audience liked him or Adele.

  • windmills

    Seth McFarlane was a mixed bag. I thought there were a few jokes that really landed – I totally LOLed at the Argo “so top secret the Academy has no idea who directed it” crack, and the “VON TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS” bit had me rolling. A bunch of jokes didn’t land (the whole Ted bit was really not my thing) and a lot of presenters, especially early on in the show, really flubbed their bits. Christopher Plummer was awesome though. 

    The musicals theme seemed forced IMO. It felt like the reason we were seeing Chicago and Dreamgirls performances this soon is because big stars won Oscars for their roles and were willing to show up. OK but it was kind of random which musicals were included and which weren’t. The Les Miz clip had its moments, especially Aaron Tveit and also Eddie Redmayne with Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway sounded great, and even Russell Crowe didn’t embarrass himself (though I’m pretty sure he flubbed and cut out of some low notes at the end). However, the sound mix for most of the show was a mess, and Russell’s mic was too high when everybody was singing while several other mics were too low resulting in a total imbalance. 

    Jennifer Hudson did great at what she does. I totally get people who think her tone is too harsh. But the way she brought the song home last night had an intensity that fit the song IMO. Congrats to her on impressing the crowd.

  • Indigobunting

    I don’t usually watch the whole Oscars, but I watched this one start to finish.

    My whole family enjoyed it!

    I’m one who also enjoyed Seth McFarlane quite a bit.  I saw him on SNL hosting, so was familiar with his understated, yet ribald and irreverent humor at times.
    I thought he killed it in the beginning (and I didn’t think it was too long-my whole family almost had tears laughing, especially the sock puppet part).
    He didn’t hit with every joke and it got more rushed near the end, but I really did enjoy the whole show.

  • standtotheright

    I’m pretty much with you on this. I do think that McFarlane got off way too easy for his crack about Quvenzhané Wallis and George Clooney; I would not have been upset if her parents had decked him and I bet if the Onion thing hadn’t happened people would be saying the same thing this morning. (No, I’m not linking to any commentary about the Onion thing. My stomach is still in knots.)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Re: Onion: That’s about as ugly as it gets. Appalling!

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Ms. Bassey was the best!  She truly deserved that standing ovation.  Best of the night imo.

  • alt28023

    I enjoyed it. Might be off-putting to some but I was entertained and had my laughs. I’m sure he got a younger demographic to tune in as well since this is the first Oscars I’ve sat through in…..ever, and his brand of humor is more “kind of offensive but you shouldn’t take too seriously” type.

  • lovetheusa1776

    As far as Bond songs are concerned, Bassey took Adele to church on that one.