Oscars Recap - Part 1

By Daniela Duron,

To keep up with what's going on at the Academy Awards as it happens, take a look at our recap below!

Host Seth McFarlane's opening monologue involves a lot of dancing, singing and of course, jokes. After a speech in which he references the Academy “screwing up” for not nominating Ben Affleck for Best Director and says Django Unchained might be a good date movie for Chris Brown and Rihanna, William Shatner makes an appearance through a screen.

Shatner tells MacFarlane, “Why couldn’t they just get Tina and Amy to host?” He then predicts that tomorrow’s paper will read, “Seth MacFarlane Worst Oscars Host Ever.” To try to change Shatner’s opinion, MacFarlane takes part in many singing and dancing skits — including a song called “We Saw Your Boobs,” in which he names famous actresses that appeared nude in several films.

Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron also go on stage to dance to MacFarlane singing “The Way You Look Tonight.” Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also come on stage to dance and sing “High Hopes” with MacFarlane.

Octavia Spencer then comes on stage to present the award for Actor in a Supporting Role, which goes to Christoph Waltz for his performance in Django Unchained.

Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy take the stage to present Best Animated Short Film, which goes to Paper Man. They also present Best Animated Feature Film, which goes to Brave.

Reese Witherspoon then comes on stage to speak about Les Miserables, Life Of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild, three of the Best Picture nominees.

The cast of The Avengers then come on stage, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson. They present the award for Achievement in Cinematography, which goes to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi. They also present the award for Achievement in Visual Effects, which again goes to Life of Pi.

Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston come on stage to honor the “unsung heroes” of movies, presenting the award for Achievement in Costume Design to Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina.

Tatum and Aniston then proceed to announce the nominees for Makeup and Hairstyling. The award goes to Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for their work in Les Miserables.

MacFarlane then introduces Halle Berry, who talks about the 50th anniversary of James Bond in Motion Pictures. A tribute is then shown to the past five decades of the James Bond films.

After the video, Dame Shirley Bassey comes on stage and sings "Goldfinger."

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