Seth MacFarlane's jokes at the 85th Academy Awards may have caused some serious controversy, but the show's bigger moments, the several song and dance numbers that involved stars like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe, were unanimous hits.

The sequences pleased and impressed in equal amounts, and now Entertainment Weekly has scored some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, so you can see just how much work went into incorporating Harry Potter, Magic Mike, and Robin in the show's big moment.

Check out a few of the photos after the jump!


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Speaking with MTV News' Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden on the red carpet at the Oscars, "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke played coy about his latest role, the lead in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," only giving the vaguest detail about his character. "I play a guy who's trying to save humanity," he said, ruling out a motion-capture ape performance. (Or did he?!?!)

But it was the news about Clarke's project after "Apes" that piqued our interest. "Then I'm doing a film with Gaghan after that, Stephen Gaghan. It's called 'Candy Store,'" Clarke said. "I can't tell you what it's about."


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On the red carpet at the Oscars, MTV News' Josh Horowitz couldn't help but totally geek out with Zoe Saldana about her two sci-fi franchises, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" and James Cameron's "Avatar," both of which are expecting sequels in the near to relatively near future.

But first thing's first, "Star Trek Into Darkness." What's up with Uhura and Spock, everyone's favorite love-birds aboard the Starship Enterprise? Where does their relationship pick up in May's sequel.

"I don't know. They're figuring things out" Saldana said. "They're definitely together, you know, because they work together on the Enterprise, and there's so much that's going on this time around with their situation as a crew, as the Enterprise, that it definitely is going to add a little stress to their relationship."


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People on the internet can't seem to decide on how Seth MacFarlane did as the host of the Oscars. Either he was funny or sexist or edgy or dated, or he was all of these and no one could decide among the adjectives.

Thankfully, VH1 has put together a compilation of MacFarlane's most biting jokes from his opening monologue. That way, you can review the evidence and decide for yourself whether the host sucked, rocked, or fell somewhere in between.

Did MacFarlane's Lincoln joke go too far, even 150 years later? What about the Chris Brown-Rihanna jab? MacFarlane certainly threw a lot of punches; we're just not so sure about how many he landed.

How do you think Seth MacFarlane did as Oscars host? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!

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By Drew Taylor

By and large, Sunday's Oscar telecast was amiable, inoffensive entertainment and not, like last year, a flaming heap of twisted WTF. Seth McFarlane proved to be a toothy, totally game host, and there were enough oddball surprises both in terms of the winners (say what, two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz?) and what appeared on stage (First Lady Michelle Obama, you looked lovely).

Still, like every telecast, it felt like there were a few missed opportunities that could have been exploited for maximum entertainment value.


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Every awards show, especially the Oscars, depends on the reaction shots from the audience for entertainment. Seeing how a celebrity reacts to a well-worded quip — or one of Seth MacFarlane's jokes, boom — can provide just as many laughs as the gag itself.

Oscars 2013: Everything You Missed In 49 Seconds

That's why the folks over at Next Movie have put together a supercut of the 33 best reaction shots from the Academy Awards. It's all there: Tommy Lee Jones laughing, Jack's disbelief, and Joaquin Phoenix's unbelievable amount of discomfort.

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Read on to see all of the reaction shots!


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Did you miss out on the 2013 Oscars? Couldn't stay up until the wee hours of the morning to watch Ben Affleck's heartfelt acceptance speech for "Argo," to see Jennifer Lawrence fall upwards towards victory, to witness Quvenzhané Wallis raise the roof? Well, no need for you to break out the ol' DVR and watch the whole thing start to finish — we have you covered with our rundown of the big night ... in GIFs!

Read on to relive the 85th annual Academy Awards in GIFs!



We're not sure if you guys know this or not, but "Inocente," the winner for Best Documentary Short Subject at tonight's Oscars, we were there from the start.

That's right, MTV aired "Inocente," the story of a young, homeless artist, back in August of last year. The story is truly an inspiration, and if you have any interest at all, we recommend you check it out and see what the Academy saw.

Not only that, we even sat down with Inocente herself to talk about her film and her art. She was fascinating young woman, and you can watch our interview with her after the jump!


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So, how did he do?

In the days leading up to the Oscars, we knew that Seth MacFarlane had something special planned, involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, and Charlize Theron, but we don't think anyone was expecting this.

What we got was a hybrid of a very 2013, very Seth MacFarlane opening, mixed with a classic, song and dance number that — at least from the way Twitter looks — that split the vote.

Freakin' hilarious or flat? Voice your opinion in our Facebook poll!

Click past the jump to see some Twitter reactions.


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Kick back and relax because MTV News has the next two hours of your Oscars night covered!

For the next two hours (until 7:30 p.m. ET), MTV News' Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden will be coming to you live from the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater for the 85th Academy Awards.

You can catch all of the action — all of the dresses, all of the predictions, all of the inside word — right in the video above.

But you don't have to just sit there and watch it. You can have the stars answer your questions. All you'll have to do it tweet @MTVNews, @JoshuaHorowitz, @JanellSnowden, using the hashtag #OscarNightLive.

Don't forget to tune in for our Oscars red carpet live stream Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on

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