Oscars: The best moments

Updated 10:50 AM ET, Mon February 25, 2013
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Oscar host Seth MacFarlane opens the show with a few jokes: "The quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh begins now" and "It's an honor that everyone else said no (to hosting). From Whoopi Goldberg to Ron Jeremy." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
MacFarlane talks to William Shatner on the video screen during his opening. Shatner gives the host tips to make sure tomorrow's headlines don't read "worst Oscar host ever." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum dance to "The Way You Look Tonight." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Daniel Radcliffe, right, join MacFarlane onstage for a rendition of "High Hopes." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"Brave's" Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews accept the award for best animated feature film. Andrews wore a kilt in honor of the Scottish Highlands-set film, while Chapman thanked her daughter for inspiring the story. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"Avengers" actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson present the Oscar for cinematography. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Dame Shirley Bassey performs "Goldfinger" during a tribute to the James Bond franchise. Mark Davis/WireImage
While presenting the award for achievement in costume design, Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum thank all the amazing folks they have worked with in the past, including the people who've waxed them. Mark Davis/WireImage
"Chicago" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones performs "All That Jazz" to pay tribute to movie musicals. Mark Davis/WireImage
Jennifer Hudson sings "And I Am Telling You" from "Dreamgirls." Mark Davis/WireImage
The cast of "Les Miserables" performs during the Oscars ceremony. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"Les Miserables" actress Anne Hathaway accepts the award for best supporting actress. Mark Davis/WireImage
MacFarlane tries to introduce the Von Trapp family from "The Sound of Music," but an actor dressed as a Nazi runs into the auditorium and announces they're gone. Laughter ensues. Mark Davis/WireImage
Hostesses hand out snacks during a break in the Oscars. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Adele performs "Skyfall" onstage in a sparkly dress and shoes. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe and "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart present the award for best production design. Stewart, who was photographed using crutches on the red carpet, had to limp to the microphone. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Songwriter Paul Epworth and singer Adele accept the Oscar for best original song for "Skyfall." An emotional Adele thanked "my man" before turning the microphone over to Epworth. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Barbra Streisand performs "Memories" onstage to pay tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Mark Davis/WireImage
"Django Unchained" writer/director Quentin Tarantino accepts the award for best original screenplay. "It's the writer's year man," he said. "Peace out." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Charlize Theron blushes after Dustin Hoffman complimented her dance skills. Mark Davis/WireImage
Director Ang Lee accepts the Oscar for best director for "Life of Pi." ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the best actor Oscar "for my mother" from presenter Meryl Streep. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Quvenzhane Wallis gets excited when she's announced as a best actress nominee. Mark Davis/WireImage
Jennifer Lawrence trips on her way to the stage after winning best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell," Lawrence said in response to her standing ovation. She wished fellow nominee Emmanuelle Riva a happy birthday before leaving the stage. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Jack Nicholson and Michelle Obama present the Oscar for best picture. Read more on the first lady's appearance on the CNN Political Ticker. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
"Argo" producer Grant Heslov makes a joke about him, Ben Affleck and George Clooney being the three sexiest producers alive while accepting the award for best picture. Affleck eventually stepped up to the microphone to thank Canada, Iran and his wife Jennifer Garner, who he doesn't "normally associate with Iran." "I never thought I would be back here," he said. Kevin Winter/Getty Images