Oscar Presenters

2013 Oscars Won't End with Best Picture Announcement

Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth have a musical number up their sleeves

Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane / 2013 OscarsThe Oscars always build toward that one final moment where one of the Hollywood elite walk on stage and open the envelope and say, "And the winner for Best Picture goes to..." Everyone at the Kodak Theatre (excuse me, Dolby Theatre this year) cheers, the Oscar bloggers groan, the live-bloggers relax and everyone else wakes up and goes to bed. Well, not so this year...

The Academy just announced the 2013 Oscars won't conclude with the Best Picture announcement. Certainly it will be the last award handed out this Sunday, February 24, but the show ain't over until they say it's over.

Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical performance.

"After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment," said Zadan and Meron in a press release.

As a result, I have added Chenoweth to the growing list of presenters and performers already confirmed for this year's ceremony, which you can check out right here. And I'll see you back here on Sunday for our live blog and stay tuned as my final Oscar predictions will be released shortly along with polls for you to vote on who will win each and every category.

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  • Stephanie

    I love musical numbers, but every time they announce one (this and the melody of Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, and Chicago) I get a little more miffed that the song from The Muppets wasn't performed last year. It's a silly thing, but it irks me to no end.

  • Tom Knoblauch

    I thought at first that this meant it would end on a cliffhanger, with every award other than the biggest one being given out.

    Glad I was wrong there.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Fox/ Fox

      hahaha, if only Peter Jackson was directing, we'd get it split into a couple parts.

  • Chris

    I hate musical numbers because I find them to be just very cheap jokes that rhyme. This is the only thing I was dreading with MacFarlane hosting(find them to b the worst thing about Family Guy), but after Argo is crowned I might just change the channel.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Oh god....

  • Kimberlesk

    LOL -- I hope this musical number includes Ted joining in and humping Chenoweth's leg.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    I won't complain. I love Kristen Chenowith

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/DavidG/ David Gaillardetz

    Musical numbers have a long history at the Oscars, as do musicals in general, and I am glad they are bringing more of them to the Oscars stage with Macfarlane. Looking forward to it.

  • Ellie

    I have a thing for musicals and so I’m going to make sure that I don’t miss the Oscars this year. I can watch live TV on my mobile devices anywhere there’s Wi-Fi or mobile 3G network because I have a DISH Hopper at home. I may not make it home in time to catch the musical numbers since I typically get out of my job at DISH pretty late, but I’m still going to see watch all of the awards ceremony, including MacFarlane’s singing chops.

  • Jacob

    This is just so non-appropiate. Closing the ceremony (and the whole awards season of the year) with the announcement of the best picture of the year is, was and will be always the best and perfect way to do it, because it indeed makes the category look as the most relevant thing of the night and the season. That something else comes afterwards reduces that solemnity and formality.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    Obviously, whether or not one likes musicals is the make it or break it issue.
    Im not sure what percentage of the audience likes musicals...Those that dont, will turn the channel after Best Picture is announced. Actually this whole musical focus seems a bit over done and feels more like an interruption. But that's because I dont like musicals-except Les Mis. I will be changing the channel after Argo wins best picture!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Grissom/ Grissom

    Though it's a bit annoying MacFarlane feels the need to show off his singing, i do enjoy Kristin Chenoweth.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      yes, Ive always thought she was great