Here Are The 10 Moments From The Oscars That You Really Needed To See

February 25, 2013  |  
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In general, people expect the Oscars to be a bore, but if you can hang throughout the entire three-and-a-half hour movie spectacle, you might just see some cool things. We imagine you might have tapped out a few times during last night’s 2013 Academy Awards, and if that’s the case, you probably missed more than a few of  the highlights from the 85th annual celebration of cinema excellence. But don’t worry, we captured all the parts that really mattered all in one place, so go ahead and check out the best moments from last night’s Oscar ceremony.

Quvenzhane Wallis and Her Pooch Purse Hitting the Red Carpet

How adorable was Quvenzhane last night? In a world filled with little girls dying to look like grown women, it was refreshing, and downright cute, to see 9-year-old Quvenzhane dressed like a 9-year-old. And to top it all off, she wore one of her 20 puppy purses, this one named Sammy the Dog, to match. Plus, in addition to being the youngest Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, she was also the first celeb to rock Armani’s Junior collection on the red carpet. #Winning

Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron Showing Us Some New Talents

By the time we got over how fabulous Charlize Theron looked on the red carpet in her white peplum dress and blonde pixie cut, she was wowing us again with ballroom dance moves on the Oscar stage. the gorgeous South African actress was accompanied by Channing Tatum, who we didn’t even know could move this well from Magic Mike, but they both pleasantly surprised viewers with their gracefulness– and good looks. Check out the clip below (sorry about the quality).

Robin Roberts Back in Action

It was one thing to see Robin Roberts reclaim her spot at the news desk on Good Morning America last week, but it was quite another to witness Robin Roberts truly back in action during last night’s Oscar. The breast cancer survivor who has now also survived a bone marrow transplant was absolutely glowing on the red carpet as she interviewed celebrities and looked nothing like a woman who just bounced back from a life-threatening illness. The Today show should be very worried.

Christoph Waltz Winning Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained

I don’t know about you, but Christoph Waltz was one of the best things about Django Unchained to me and it was so great to see that the Academy felt the same way when they presented him with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor last night. I think a lot of people had a feeling Django might get completely slept on, but this Austrian actor’s win said a lot for how key his part was to the overall success of Quentin Tarantino’s film. And we can’t forget Django took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay as well!

Jennifer Hudson Tearing Up the Dreamgirls Tribute

Not much even needs to be said about this. Jennifer Hudson came to sang last night, and that she absolutely did, performing a rendition of “And I Am Telling You” that was just as moving as it was when we all saw Dreamgirls for the first time back in 2006. She tore that stage all the way up.

Michelle Obama Announcing the Best Picture Nominees

There’s nothing like a surprise guest at an award ceremony and Michelle Obama was last night’s guest of honor — via Skype cam. The First Lady got all gussied up and outshined some people on the real red carpet when she appeared on the teleprompter to announce the nominees and winner for Best Picture and everyone was ecstatic to see her on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Ben Affleck Holding Back Tears

Speaking of Best Picture, the award went to Argo, which was directed by Ben Affleck. And in receiving the award, Ben gave one of the most heartfelt acceptance speeches of the night. The 40-year-old who debuted on the scene with Matt Damon when he was, as he said, “just a kid,” was overjoyed to be receiving such an honor from the Academy and he took the time to deliver some encouraging words  about making it in the business and persevering.

Jamie Foxx Bringing His Favorite Leading Lady

It doesn’t get much cuter than a daddy-daughter outing does it? Although Jamie told us in his Oprah’s Next Chapter interview that he doesn’t play that “take my flavor of the month to an award ceremony” business,  it was still super sweet to see him with his little one, who is now a full grown woman. After seeing Jamie try to mack Kelly Rowland on the carpet though, I’m wondering if he had an ulterior motive.

Halle Berry and Kelly Rowland Setting the Standard

Can we pause for their dresses just for a second? It’s rare that celebrity manages to stun twice in one award season but we must say Halle and Kelly ushered in a new standard of red carpet stunting last night. E! and all the other fashion networks may not have given their looks the shine they deserved, but we have to go on record as saying they killed the game.

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