Oscars 2013: The 85th Annual Academy Awards
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- Hide captionQuentin Tarantino accepts the Oscar for best original screenplay for "Django Unchained."Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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- Hide captionAdele accepts the Oscar for best original song — the theme song in "Skyfall."Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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- Hide captionDaniel Day-Lewis accepts the Oscar for best actor for his role in "Lincoln."Kevin Winter/Getty Images
- Hide captionAnne Hathaway accepts the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Les Miserables."Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionActor Christoph Waltz accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "Django Unchained."Kevin Winter/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionThe legendary Shirley Bassey makes an appearance to sing the theme song from the James Bond classic "Goldfinger."Kevin Winter/Getty Images
- Hide captionCatherine Zeta-Jones performs a number from "Chicago" in a tribute performance to recent Hollywood musicals.Kevin Winter/Getty Images
- Hide captionThe 85th Annual Academy Awards were hosted by Seth MacFarlane, creator of TV's "Family Guy."Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionWilliam Shatner makes a cameo appearance as Captain Kirk from "Star Trek" during the opening ceremony.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionMichael Haneke accepts the Oscar for "Amour," best foreign language film, from Jennifer Garner.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionJennifer Lawrence accepts the Oscar for best actress for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook."Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards which Monkey See's Linda Holmes says was one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history. Jokes about women just kept coming. His sexist jokes were in poor taste, sure, but if they'd been funny, nobody would have cared.
February 25, 2013 NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage in the press room during the Oscars. Here's a roundup of what they saw that you didn't see, in senior superlative form.
February 24, 2013 NPR's Linda Holmes and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson team up with entertainment writer Marc Hirsch to live-blog the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Plus off-kilter commentary from the red carpet, courtesy of Wait, Wait ... producer Ian Chillag. Your comments encouraged, too!
February 23, 2013 The Best Picture nominee about two musicians nearing the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.
February 24, 2013 The directors of the five films nominated for best documentary short talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about the stories they tell in their films: tales of illness in Africa, can collectors in New York, lonely retirees, an artistic homeless teenager, and a salon-side view of cancer.
February 23, 2013 As the Directors and Producers Guild Awards go, so does the Academy. At least most of the time.
February 23, 2013 At this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican will be watching from an enviable location: behind the scenes with the stars. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to share his winner predictions and favorite backstage moments.
February 22, 2013 Nick Andersen says that the Academy Awards would be a lot more interesting with a few tweaks to one of the categories best suited, but least used, for showmanship.
February 22, 2013 In honor of Oscar weekend, we dig into the NPR Books archives for four stories about Oscar-nominated books and actors, from Cary Grant to Cormac McCarthy.
February 22, 2013 A publicist is responsible for making a movie known — in a good way, with any luck. It's a multifaceted job, but what does he or she really do? NPR's Susan Stamberg continues her annual Hollywood Jobs series with a story of one prolific publicist and the director he serves.
February 21, 2013 Ben Affleck's tense, humor-tinged thriller is being talked up as the Best Picture favorite. But what does that even mean?
February 24, 2013 Thirty years ago, Steven Callahan survived a shipwreck and spent 76 days adrift on the Atlantic. Alone in a life raft, he fished and drank rainwater to survive. As a consultant on Life of Pi, he used his experiences to help director Ang Lee add authenticity to the film.