MY personal favourite moments from the 85th Annual Academy Awards last night were DEFINITELY seeing Shirley Bassey make her debut at the Oscars by giving a bone-chilling performance, in a good way. Also, loved seeing Jennifer Lawrence take a tumble on her way up the collect an Oscar, because she took it like a champ! And lastly it was witnessing Sun FM host Sammi Morelli sing all the words to the musicals, thoroughly enthralled with the show.... it was GOLD, Jerry!!!
Just in case you missed it, here are the highlights, winners and other details on last night's Oscars!
The 85th Annual Academy Awards celebrated movie musicals from the past decade as well as the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. With musical performances by host Seth Macfarlane, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barbara Streisand, and the nominees for best original song, at times it felt more like the Grammy's than a show celebrating the film industry.
While most of the awards went to the expected recipients like Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway, Ang Lee was the surprising victor in the best director category for Life of Pi.
Despite a lot of predictions that Argo would take best picture, Ben Affleckseemed genuinely touched by the win as he tearfully thanked his wife and everyone in Hollywood who gave him a chance over the years.
Much of the social media focus was on MacFarlane though, as he carried the audience through the three and a half hour show. Some viewers were more interested in what kind of envelope-pushing jokes the Family Guy creator would get away with than the actual awards.
RED CARPET HIGHLIGHTS
Kristin Chenoweth had celebrities guessing what piece of Hollywood memorabilia was in the mystery box. It turned out to be the ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz which Anne Hathawaycorrectly guessed right before the show began.
Jamie Foxx got a bit flirtatious with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowlandand she was noticeably bashful about it.
While interviewing Amanda Seyfried, Kristin asked whether she had plans to head to Broadway and then invited her to do a show with her.
Seth's opening monologue cracked on everyone from Tommy Lee Jones to The Artist's Jean Dujardin. He had several skits prepared including a song with the Gay Men's Chorus of L.A. listing every actress who has been nude in a movie called "We Saw Your Boobs" and a re-enactment of the movie Flightwith only sock puppets.
At 76, Shirley Basseymade her Oscar debut 49 years after recording "Goldfinger" for the Bond franchise and she knocked it out of the park.
The documentary short winner, Inocente, which follows a homeless undocumented immigrant teenager in San Diego. As the filmmaker's speech pointed out, the young girl went from being homeless on the streets to standing on the Oscar stage in the span of a year.
The tribute to musicals of the past decade. Catherine Zeta-Jones was completely blown out of the water by the incomparable Jennifer Hudson who brought down the house with the song "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls. The tribute finished with the cast of Les Miserablesshowing why they deserved their best picture nomination.
An extremely rare Academy Award event occurred when there was a tie for Best Sound Editing which went to Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall.
Jennifer Lawrence fell getting on stage for her best actress award.
Daniel Day-Lewis became the first actor to win 3 Oscars for best actor.
FLOTUS Michelle Obama announced the winner for best picture.
BEST PICTURE - Argo
BEST DIRECTOR - Ang Lee, Life of Pi
BEST ACTOR - Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
BEST ACTRESS - Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Argo
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Django Unchained
ANIMATED FEATURE - Brave
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Amour
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Searching for Sugar Man
CINEMATOGRAPHY - Life of Pi
COSTUME DESIGN - Anna Karenina
FILM EDITING - Argo
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING - Les Miserables
PRODUCTION DESIGN - Lincoln
ORIGINAL SCORE - Life of Pi
ORIGINAL SONG - "Skyfall," Skyfall
SOUND EDITING - Skyfall(Tie) Zero Dark Thirty(Tie)
SOUND MIXING - Les Miserables
VISUAL EFFECTS - Life of Pi
ANIMATED SHORT - Paperman
LIVE ACTION SHORT - Curfew
DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Inocente
What was YOUR highlight???