85th Academy Awards (2012): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Pre-Show Details | Governor Awards | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Nominations Presenters: Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane (NOTE: First year an Academy president (Hawk Koch) hasn’t co-presented the nominees since 1986.)
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Picture
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Original Song
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Animated Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Foreign Language Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Adapted Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Original Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Director
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actress

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:30pm
Location: Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center
Televised On: ABC
Host: Seth MacFarlane
Length: 3 hours, 35 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 24.47 rating
Viewers: 40.38 million

Presenters

Supporting Actor: Octavia Spencer
Animated Short Film: Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd
Animated Feature: Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd
Best Picture Introduction: Les Miserables, Life of Pi, and Beasts of the Southern Wild: Reese Witherspoon
Cinematography: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo
Visual Effects: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo
Costume Design: Jennifer Aniston, Channing Tatum
Makeup & Hairstyling: Jennifer Aniston, Channing Tatum
Introduction: 50 Years of Bond tribute: Halle Berry
Live Action Short Film: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington
Documentary Short Subject: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington
Best Picture Introduction: Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty: Liam Neeson
Documentary Feature: Ben Affleck
Foreign Language Film: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner
Introduction: “Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade” musical number: John Travolta
Scientific & Technical Awards: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana
Sound Mixing: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (as Ted)
Sound Editing: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (as Ted)
Supporting Actress: Christopher Plummer
President’s Remarks: Announcement of Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Hawk Koch
Film Editing: Sandra Bullock
Original Song Introduction: “Skyfall”: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Picture Introduction: Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, Amour: Nicole Kidman
Production Design: Daniel Radcliffe, Kristen Stewart
Governors Awards: Salma Hayek (NOTE: Recognizing Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker, George Stevens Jr.; Jeffrey Katzenberg – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award)
In Memoriam: George Clooney
Original Song Introduction: “Everybody Needs a Best Friend”: Richard Gere
Music: Original Score: Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta Jones
Original Song: Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta Jones
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Dustin Hoffman, Charlize Theron
Writing: Original Screenplay: Dustin Hoffman, Charlize Theron
Directing: Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda
Actress: Jean Dujardin
Actor: Meryl Streep
Picture: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Obama

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Jean Dujardin: Yes
Actress – Meryl Streep: Yes
Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer: Yes
Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer: Yes
Directing – Michel Hazanavicius: No

Song Performances

Before My Time: Not Performed
Everybody Needs a Best Friend: Norah Jones
Pi’s Lullaby: Not Performed
Skyfall: Adele
Suddenly: Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Before My Time: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Scarlett Johansson, Joshua Bell)
Everybody Needs a Best Friend: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Norah Jones)
Pi’s Lullaby: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Bombay Jayashri)
Skyfall: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Adele)
Suddenly: Partial (Hugh Jackman only) (Performed in the Film by: Hugh Jackman)

Other Performances

All that Jazz: Catherine Zeta-Jones
And I Am Telling You, I’m Not Going: Jennifer Hudson
Be Our Guest: Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe
Goldfinger (Fifty Years of Bond Tribute): Shirley Bassey
Here’s to the Losers: Seth MacFarlane, Kristin Chenoweth
High Hopes: Channing Tatum
In Memoriam (The Way We Were): Barbra Streisand
One Day More: Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit
Opening Number: We Saw Your Boobs: Seth MacFarlane
The Way You Look Tonight: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Cedering Fox
Conductor / Musical Arranger: William Ross
Director: Don Mischer
Producer: Neil Meron, Craig Zadan
Writer: Leslie Dixon, Jon Macks, Matt Roberts
Writer (Special Material): Jesse Joyce, Seth MacFarlane, Billy Martin, Patrick Meighan, Julius Sharpe, Danny Smith, Alec Sulkin, John Viener, Wellesley Wild
Production Design: Derek McLane
Costume Design: Bruce Pask, Julie Weiss
Choreography: Rob Ashford

Emmys

Nominations: 9
Wins: 0
Special Class Programs: Nominee
Directing for a Variety Special: Nominee
Music Direction: Nominee
Lighting Design Lighting Direction for a Variety Special: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
Makeup for a Multi Camera Series or Special: Nominee
Hairstyling for a Multi Camera Series or Special: Nominee
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Nominee
Technical Direction Camerawork Video Control for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Nominee

Pre-Show Details

Pre-Show Date/Time: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4:00pm
Pre-Show Presenter: Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Rowland, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts, Jess Cagle

Governors Awards

Governors Awards Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Scientific & Technical Awards

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