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The 10 Memorable Moments Of Oscars 2013
The best bits from the Dolby Theater

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While we might have expected a Seth MacFarlane-hosted Oscars to be a little more shocking (and perhaps, from the presenter’s point of view, better written), the hefty 2013 ceremony did produce a few moments that may end up seared into the watching audience’s collective consciousness. Here are our picks…

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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The 10 Memorable Moments Of Oscars 2013 | 1. Tommy Lee Jones Laughs
1. Tommy Lee Jones Laughs

He’s a renowned grump, but reached new heights of meme-creating snark with his stone-faced reaction to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes material. So naturally, Seth MacFarlane was going to be gunning for a grin. Or at least a gurn that didn’t make it look like Jones had just been told his budgie had died. And, as if by magic, simply by mentioning the fact, he cracked it! Jones smiled. He wasn’t seen much after that (aside from losing Best Supporting Actor), but we assume he went back to his dark cloud. Still, at least he tried.

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I can't believe you didn't include Dame Shirley Bassey on this list. At 76 years old she put all the other performers to shame with Goldfinger. More

Posted by gunta007 on Sunday March 3, 2013, 00:23

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Everyone keeps saying Tarantino was being played off, we all thought he had fooled the orchestra by pausing for applause for the cast. If you listen they're playing the "winner walking triumphantly off the stage" music as opposed to the "get off the stage or we'll set this giant plastic shark on you" cue. More

Posted by elyoda on Tuesday February 26, 2013, 18:46

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You gotta love the bit where Tarantino was about to get played off, and he just shot to the side "I'm coming, I'm coming!" then continued with his speech. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Monday February 25, 2013, 16:43

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Jack Nicholson looked bored out of his mind at the Oscars. When everyone did a standing ovation, Jack grudgingly got to his feet...and looked bored. Sad to see his spark has gone. More

Posted by BenTramer on Monday February 25, 2013, 10:56


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