Watch the Oscars' Musical Tribute, and Catherine Zeta-Jones's Lip-Sync Scandal

Esther Zuckerman
The Atlantic Wire

Musicals were the them of Oscar night, and the movie musical tribute about halfway through the seemingly endless show featured Jennifer Hudson belting "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going...," Anne Hathaway singing "One Day More" passionately, and Catherine Zeta-Jones... lip sycning? In a post-Beyoncé-at-the-inauguration world, some raised questions as to whether Zeta-Jones, who did her "All That Jazz" number from Chicago, dancing and all, was not really singing her effort:

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Everyone jumped on immediately:

Is Catherine Zeta Jones…..lipsyncing?

— Isabel Wilkinson (@IsabelWilkinson) February 25, 2013

Did Catherine Zeta Jones realize her sixth grade lip sync would be followed up by JHud tearing apart the Kodak center?

— Guy Branum (@guybranum) February 25, 2013

"And people were mad at Beyonce!" — My sister

— Margaret Lyons (@margeincharge) February 25, 2013

And I thought I was the only one who noticed Catherine Zeta Jones was lip synching @margeincharge: "And people were mad at Beyonce!"

— Jennifer Henderson (@LadyJPH) February 25, 2013

Of course she was followed—after Jennifer Hudson—by the Les Misérables cast, which featured Russell Crowe, for better or for worst, who was undoubtedly going to face ridicule: 

Russell Crowe walks on stage for the Les Miz song. He places tape over his mouth, takes a bow, standing ovation.

— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) February 25, 2013

Not too long after that tribute, Adele to the stage to sing "Skyfall," who even caught the attention of newly anointed winner for Best Supporting Actor, Anne Hathaway: 

Everyone in backstage area including best supporting #Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway is watching Adele sing Skyfall.

— Jess Cagle (@JessCagleEW) February 25, 2013

And prompted jokes about everyone else: 

Is that "live singing" I've heard so much about? #adele

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 25, 2013

You can watch the musical tribute via Perez Hilton

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