Oscars Deliver Entertaining Show With Music The Star of The Night
By Bruce Edwin
Success at The OscarsThe biggest show in entertainment, The Oscars were a success this year, with amazing talent, and a steady delivery of entertaining performances. Music was the star of the show this year, from the musical, to the musical performances by many stars.
Missed the Show? Watch it Now
For those who missed it, now, for the first time, viewers in the U.S. will be able to stream Sunday's Oscars show in its entirety across multiple platforms including ABC dot com, the ABC Player app, and the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. The show will also be available via ABC On Demand, the network's fast forward-disabled VOD service. The Oscars, in its entirety, will be available to stream within hours of its broadcast completion, beginning Monday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 a.m. EST through Wednesday, February 27, at midnight EST.
Additionally, during the telecast, Oscar dot com offered an array of real time Oscar highlights to viewers almost instantly after they debuted on the live broadcast. Those special moments from telecast as well as numerous highlights from the Red Carpet and backstage during the show, are currently available on the show's official site, Oscar dot com.
Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, The Oscar show included:
A Celebration of Movie Musicals, with Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joining this year's Oscar nominees from Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with co-stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter, for a nice performance which Catherine Zeta-Jones dominated.
A very special performance from Barbra Streisand singing 'The Way We Were' from her film of the same title was one of the musical highlights of the show, with a stellar performance by the legend.
Adele and Norah Jones
Norah Jones performed 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' from the motion picture Ted which she delivered quite well. Adele sang the Oscar-nominated theme song from 'Skyfall' which also was a brilliant performance by a remarkable talent.
Appearances included Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and 'Marvel's The Avengers' cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.
Renee Zellweger and Jean Dujardin
Special appearances also included returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep, 'Chicago' cast members Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
Dame Shirley Bassey
Further performers also included Kristin Chenoweth, a great vocal delivery as always by Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, and yet another stellar performance by Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Performances also included Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Helena Bonham, and Dame Shirley Bassey, whose vocal performance was phenomenal and got a well deserved standing ovation.
The Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 were presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24th, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and were hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who got away with insulting many, perhaps by having William Shatner as Captain Kirk from Star Trek as his self deprecating side kick. MacFarlane's handsome looks certainly didn't hurt his delivery any either. The Oscar presentation was televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Winners for The Oscars this year included Ben Affleck's 'Argo' for best picture, Jennifer Lawrence for best actress (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway for best supporting actress (Les Miserables), Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln), Ang Lee for best director (Life of Pi), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), and Quentin Tarantino for best screenplay (Django Unchained), and 'Brave,' for best animated feature among more. A full list of winners appear at Oscar dot com.
About the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards- in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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Film producer Bruce Edwin is editor of The Hollywood Sentinel and President of Starpower Management, the celebrity model and talent firm. Contact Bruce Edwin at TheHollywoodSentinel.com. Read more stories by Bruce Edwin.
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