Oscars 2013: WATCH The Highlights From The Academy Awards Ceremony

25 February 2013 by

We're beginning to get bleary eyed and delirious with lack of sleep, but we wouldn't miss a second of the Oscar Awards 2013. First we had stunning red carpet moments from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart (albeit on crutches) and then Family Guy funnyman Seth MacFarlane kicked off the ceremony with an obligatory batch of risqué jokes and attempts to send up members of the audience.

But the Academy Awards are so much more than gaffs and gowns. The US movie extravaganza has a rich tradition of including performances from big name stars and this year is no different, with the focus on Hollywood musicals.

It began with a dance spectacular from Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron (who knew CT had the moves?) right through to vocal showcases from the Les Miserables cast and film musical stars including Catherine Zeta-Jones, who shocked everyone with her dramatic return to the roll of Chicago's Velma Kelly.

But after some spine-tingling tunes from Jennifer Hudson and Adele, it was back to the awards again and we were delighted to see stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis rewarded for their cinematic triumphs over the past year. Check out our favourite moments from the ceremony below...

1. Charlize and Channing's dance number

2. Any moment involving Jen and Brad

...and no we don't mean Aniston and Pitt!

3. Ben Affleck's beard

It's got its own Twitter account so it's time time to take note

4. Shirley Bassey does Goldfinger

...using a gold mic, natch.

5. Catherine Zeta-Jones turns back the clock

How amazing was her performance of 'And All That Jazz' from tap-along musical, Chicago? Answer: VERY.

6. Jennifer Hudson makes our spine tingle

J-Hud's rendition of 'I Am Telling You' sounds just as good as when we first heard it.

7. The cast of Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne et al reunite for a very special performance. What a treat to see them all on stage!

8. Adele performs Skyfall...

...and our spine tingles again.

9. Anne Hathaway announces 'It came true!'

The actress gave another adorable speech when she accepted her Best Supporting Actress award.

10. Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe present together

It's like a tween dream come true, no?

11. Our girl Adele wins the Oscar

HOORAY HOORAH! etc.

12. Jennifer Lawrence is named Best Actress

...and co-star Bradley Cooper gives her an adoring hug. Why aren't these two together?!

13. Then Jennifer takes a little tumble

On the way up to collect her award, J-Law falls on her ginormous Dior Couture gown but manages to brush it off gracefully. Just when we didn't think we could love her more...

14. Daniel Day-Lewis sets an Oscar record

The Brit actor wins his third Best Actor award, this time for his portrayal of US President Lincoln. Bravo mister!

15. Michelle Obama!

Flotus appears to reveal the big prize of the night direct from the White House *curtsies*

16. Ben Affleck delivers an emotional speech

The actor-slash-director's film Argo wins the most coveted award of the night, Best Picture. Bring on the champers!

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