The 83rd Academy Awards was filled with musical numbers, glamorous celebrities, even an F-bomb or two. In case you missed the broadcast (which swelled to an incredible five hours if you count the 90-minute red carpet pre-coverage), we did all the hard work for you: we've got the highlights. Take a look at all the best moments from this year's Oscar awards, starting with the video above.
ABC's Modern Family offered up another hilarious promo in what is becoming the show's Academy Award tradition. Last year, Modern Family created a commercial of an Oscar night charades party. This year, all the players have returned to enjoy the festitivites again -- but, there's a twist. See the whole thing in the video above; we dare you not to laugh.
Despite strong performances from (most of) ABC’s comedies and SVU, viewers made CBS their choice last night. Yesterday’s People’s Choice Awards broadcast earned its best demos and viewers since 2007.
- A new edition of I Get That a Lot (2.9/8 in 18-49) brought in 8.5 million for CBS.
- An early edition of The Middle (2.2/6) raised 7.5 million; the comedy’s second half hour (8.2 million, 2.7/7) hit season highs.
- Mercy (7.3 million, 1.7/5) sunk to a demo low.
- A Glee* repeat (1.3/4) had 3.4 million singing.
- One Tree Hill* (0.4/1) dialed up 895,000.
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Looks like Adam Lambert will be in ABC’s doghouse a little while longer.
The singer’s controversial number on the American Music Awards has already cost him a performance on GMA, now he’s lost two other gigs on that same network. Lambert’s previously scheduled appearance on the Dec. 17 broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live has just been dropped. A tentative booking on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is off as well.
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Wins for Michael Jackson, a fall from Jennifer Lopez and a kiss from Adam Lambert combined for one of the best-rated AMAs in some time. The 2009 event had its largest audience in seven years and its highest demo in five.
- The Sunday Night Football game (15.1 million, 5.6/14 in 18-49) was still the most-watched program of he night.
- The 2009 American Music Awards (5.5/14) got 14.2 million talking around the water cooler.
- The Amazing Race (11.7 million, 3.5/8) was on par with last week.
- The Simpsons (7 million, 3.3/8) lost 2 million; The Cleveland Show (6.5 million, 3.3/8) was off by 500,000.
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If you live on the West Coast, you missed seeing J-Lo stumble on stage…not to mention a few other things. Because of the time difference, a few changes could be implemented for the AMAs as seen in California, a distinctly more polished version than the broadcast spied in the East.
Some of the saltier moments could certainly stand the editing which followed for PST viewers, but Jennifer Lopez getting tripped up? Why should such a moment be hidden from a portion of the watching audience? Well, the answer seems simple enough - to make J-Lo look good. According to ABC, “We did not expect the impromptu moment in question,” well, I should say so. “Execs and producers felt it was respectful to Ms. Lopez to edit the mishap for later time zones.”
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I’m guessing this wasn’t the kind of “entertainment” ABC was hoping to see from Adam Lambert.
At tonight’s American Music Awards, the American Idol finalist raised eyebrows higher than his own hairstyle. During an S&M-laced performance of “For Your Entertainment,” Lambert leads a male dancer around the stage with a leash, simulates oral sex and then later kisses a male keyboardist—all on live TV. (Just in case you hadn’t already heard—he’s gay.)
Although it’s unclear which portions ABC was prepared for, E!‘s Marc Malkin said the kiss was not the cards. “Very good source tells me that ABC and producers did NOT know adam lambert was going to makout w/keyboardist…” Malkin tweeted.
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The Game Show Network will sponsor the first-ever game show awards, an event that will celebrate everything the cable channel loves about televising gaming. Howie Mandel will emcee the event, which airs June 6 at 8pm ET on GSN.
“I want the game show awards to be unlike any awards show on television,” Mandel said in a recent statement. “We’ll see what happens.” Mandel’s comedic career enjoyed renewed success with the launch of Deal or No Deal, which became a hit for NBC. Mandel was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 by virtue of his work on the show.
Every year, Grammys are awarded to the music industry’s best, brightest and most tuneful. Many songbirds showed off their stuff on the big stage, but first they had to walk down the red carpet and past the cameras. Which stars made music with their fashion…and which celebs hit a sour note?
Find out who wore what after the jump.
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Last night, I made a comment about the Emmys hitting a new low. Apparently it was more than a just a joke. Yesterday’s telecast - which was pitted against a football game - received its smallest numbers to date. Meanwhile, NBC was once again on top with both the viewers and the demos.
- Approximately 19.2 million watched the Cowboys defeat the Packers on Sunday Night Football (8.1/19 in 18-49).
- The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (3.8/9) had 12.2 million confused from the start.
- Cold Case* (2.4/6) kicked off CBS’ evening with 10.4 million.
- The Simpsons* (2.3/6) averaged 5.1 million over an hour.
- A Privileged* rerun (1.1 million, 0.4/1) pulled in 900,000 less than before.
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