In a surprise move, the First Lady appeared at the Oscars to help Jack Nicholson present the Award for Best Picture. So cool!
Michelle Obamastunned the audience at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, when she appeared via satellite to help Jack Nicholson present the award for Best Film to Ben Affleck for Argo. Michelle looked stunning in a silver gown, as she talked about the importance of the Oscars.
Michelle Obama: Oscars 2013
Michelle is proving what a cool and modern First Lady she is, as not only did she do some mom dancing with Jimmy Fallon, now she is showing up at the Academy Awards to present an award with Jack!
Michelle appeared from the White House in Washington DC, where she was surrounded by a group of military members. Michelle rocked her blunt bangs with an up do, and she wore a stunning silver dress with some HUGE diamond earrings!
Michelle and Jack took turns speaking about the award, and Michelle said that the Oscars encourage children to be ambitious and strive for their dreams. When it came to announcing the winner, Michelle took the honor! Ben was delighted with his first win of the night!
Ben was not the only person to take home a coveted golden trophy, as Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln, Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables and Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained.
In other words, nothing was off limits for the Family Guy creator, 39.
Seth — thank you for taking no prisoners. You may have been totally offensive, but joking, John Wilkes Boothe really got inside Abraham Lincoln’s head.
And thanks to you, not being afraid to be offensive, but doing it multiple times, we now have our most entertaining Oscars in our memory.
It was full-on insanity that worked, when you had William Shatner has Captain James T. Kirk tap in to the future to warn you about what a disastrous job you were doing as host.
Your Biggest Mistake Of The Night
Your biggest misstep was singing about stars with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. It’s hilariously irreverent and while we were still reeling from you singing about Naomi Watt‘s boobs, you making out with Sally Fields wearing a men’s habit, and then orchestrating a Seth-puppet performance of Flight.
You called Ben Affleck a Kardashian sister with facial hair, asked the cast of Prometheus to explain “what the hell what was going on there,” and mocked Hollywood for being so Jewish.
Then you insulted half the country by dissing all of womenkind for “their innate ability to never ever let anything go.”
Jewish Hollywood wasn’t your only religious target. When Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart came out to present, you said: “a boy wizard and female vampire, but together they’re everything a Christian Right says is wrong with Hollywood.”
Why You Made It Work
You couldn’t have carried it off if you hadn’t been willing to poke major fun at yourself in saying that “you guys have made beautiful, inspirational movies… my movies have been urinated on in boxes outside of stores.”
Even that intensity started to get pulled back after you made fun of Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, and went into basic hosting duties. Nest year – don’t joke about how long the show is getting EVER, it only makes us feel like we are getting tired.
When an Oscar show is as good as this one, it doesn’t feel long.
Especially, when you close with singing, here’s to “losers and their fake smiles at the bar.” You and Kristin Chenoweth executed a perfect ending. And you proved you could go host-to-host with veteran Billy Crystal and not be a loser.
What do you think HollywoodLifers – did Seth MacFarlane do a great job? Vote!
Let’s start with the show-stopping numbers: From Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ electrifying rendition of “All That Jazz” to Jennifer Hudson‘s chilling performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” we were in musical heaven. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, the entire cast of Les Miserables — yup, even Russell Crowe —took to the stage for a performance of “One Day More.”
Speaking of Les Mis, the night was also full of huge wins! After a suspenseful awards season, Anne Hathaway finally took home her first Oscar for her role as prostitute-singer Fantine; and the Twitter-verse was thrilled when Argo won Best Picture, validating Ben Affleckonce and for all. And then there was Adele, who was super-adorable as she accepted her award for Best Original Song.
And who could forget Kristen Stewart? Not only was she name checked during “We Saw Your Boobs,” but she also bravely stepped out on stage to present alongside Daniel Radcliffe. With a bum leg and a wicked cold, K-Stew easily could have backed out of her responsibilities — but she soldiered on, and for that, we salute her.
Other highlights included: Barbra Streisand making us weep like little babies with “The Way We Were”; Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron showing off their crazy dance skills; and, of course, Sally Field making out with Seth.
HollywoodLifers, which Oscar moment was your favorite? Browse our gallery, then cast your vote below:
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.
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, 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! Follow @kimroots Take Our Poll
Hollywood’s A-list men showed up to the 85th Annual Academy Awards in their best suits and ties — and looked completely handsome while walking the red carpet! Take a look at our gallery of the sexiest men at the 2013 Oscars.
Tinseltown’s talented and gorgeous men arrived at the 2013 Academy Awards not only to celebrate the best in film — but also show off their impeccable sense of style! We loved the sharp black tuxes that were so common in Hollywood’s hunks, including Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum. It’s a classic look that never disappoints — and the guys pulled it off with ease!
Channing, who arrived on the red carpet with his pregnant wife Jenna Dewan, showed off a more fitted look with an open jacket and buttoned-up vest. His sharp polished shoed pulled the look together, but it was him talking about his wife’s upcoming arrival that really made him look handsome.
Channing Tatum Reveals He’s Welcoming His Baby Overseas
“We’re gonna actually have the baby in London while I’m shooting so there will be no downtime whatsoever after that,” Channing revealed to Ryan Seacrest on the E! News red carpet.
Bradley Cooper Brings Mom Gloria Cooper As Oscars Date
Bradley, who was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Silver Lining’s Playbook, arrived on the red carpet with a very special date — his mom Gloria Cooper! “It’s very exciting to be here, this is my first time at the Oscars!” she told Ryan on the red carpet — how sweet! As if Bradley couldn’t get any more adorable.
We also loved the sharp looks on George Clooney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chris Pine! They all looked so handsome!
What do YOU think of the Oscars hottest hunks HollywoodLifers? Who do YOU think was best dressed? Let us know in the comments below!
Presenter Jennifer Aniston was stunning at the 85th Annual Academy Awards — wearing her hair down, she looked carefree and flawless. Here’s how to get her exact look!
Jennifer Aniston is not only an amazing actress, she is a savvy business woman. Jennifer is a co-owner and spokesperson for Living Proof and the brand helped create her perfect hair look for the 2013 Oscars. Celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan spills his secrets for Jennifer’s hair below!
How To Get Jennifer Aniston’s Exact Hair
Chris spoke about the inspiration for Jennifer’s hair:
“The key word is natural. She'll be one of the only people there who is able to actually touch her hair. Jen's Valentino gown was such a daring fashion choice, so we wanted her hair to make her feel comfortable. I created a look that would last the entire night, from the red carpet to when she presents.”
To get the look, follow these steps:
“First, I washed the hair with Living Proof Full Shampoo and Conditioner. I then applied Prime Style Extender to wet hair and massaged through for a lasting style, while still allowing the hair to have movement. Using a large round brush, I blew out the hair straight with a deep, side bang. Finally, I applied Hold Flexible Hairspray to the roots for height and lightly sprayed the rest of the hair,” Chris says.
The actress was walking up in her gorgeous white gown and she fell while walking up the stairs to the stage. When she finally got to the mic she joked and said “Don’t clap for me because you feel sorry for me because I fell.” She just smiled, giggled and kept going. Her speech was short and sweet — she is such a cool girl!
Jennifer Has A History Of Being Clumsy
We told you that Jennifer fell on Feb. 8 in London and lost one of her heels on the way to a pre BAFTA dinner. Then, her dress at the SAG Awards looked like it ripped. Jennifer actually talked about the incident to Piers Morgan: “My pants fell off!” she said. “Somebody trips me on the way, I remember that. I'm keepin' it together, keepin' it together … and then my pants fall off! Yep! Oh, god.”
Were you shocked to see Jennifer fall during the show? We felt awful for her but she definitely handled herself so well. This is just another example why she is Hollywood’s golden girl right now and deserved to win!
For the first time in 36 years, Barbra performed on the Oscars stage on Feb. 24, singing ‘The Way We Were!’ It was simply beautiful and so touching.
In memoriam for Marvin Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor who passed away in 2012, Barbra Streisand made a triumphant return to the Oscars stage on Feb. 24, and sang their amazing song, “The Way We Were.”
Barbra performed “The Way We Were,” which won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1974. The song was originally written for the movie by the same name, which she starred in with Robert Redford.
Celebrities Tweet Their Joy For Barbra’s Performance
Oprah Winfrey tweeted, “Barbara Streisand standing O for being classic elegance in every way.”
Stephen Amell, of Arrow, said, “Awfully kind of Barbara Streisand to feature an #Arrow on her right hand. #SubliminalAdvertising.”
During Barbra’s performance, celebrity fashion designer Brad Goreski tweeted, “Can’t breathe!! Everyone be very quiet!!!!!”
Barbra’s History With The Oscars
Barbra first performed at the Academy Awards in 1977, singing “Evergreen.” She won her first Academy Award in 1969 for Best Actress for Funny Girl. She was later nominated for Best Actress for 1973′s The Way We Were, won Best Original Song for “Evergreen” from 1976′s A Star Is Born, and nominated again for Best Original Song for “I Finally Found Someone” from 1996′s The Mirror Has Two Faces.
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You saw the best, now check out the WORST looks of the night & VOTE for which dress you really didn’t like.
While there were so many stunning looks on the red carpet at the 85th annual Academy Awards, unfortunately there were a few stars who totally missed the mark when they walked the red carpet in LA on Feb. 24. From weird dresses to ill-fitting frocks and loud patterns, these looks failed to impress landing these stars on our worst dressed list.
While I commend those who aren’t afraid to take chances on the red carpet, unfortunately those risks can often land them on our questionable list — and that’s exactly what seems to have happened in this instance for a few of the stars who stepped out for the 2013 Oscars.
Not only are we a bit confused as to why Brandi Glanville turned up at the award show, but her dress also left us with a lot of questions. The severe plunging neckline allowed the star to flaunt her assets but the dress just didn’t fit her breasts, looking more vulgar than chic. I’m all for showing off some cleavage on the red carpet, but this is totally not the way to do it.
You gotta love Helena Bonham Carter — she clearly just does not care about what anyone thinks of her outfit choices. The star certainly has her own distinct sense of style, and she loves to show it off every chance she gets — even if it does land her on the worst dressed list practically every single time she steps out.
Browse our gallery to see what other looks we really didn’t love on the red carpet & VOTE for which dress you think was the worst of the night below. Was there a particular frock that really left you disappointed?