A-list stars were out in full force last night at the Academy Awards. In a surprise appearance from the White House, Michelle Obama announced "Argo" as the winner for best picture, while Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis also walked away with golden statues. (TODAY)
The Academy's announcement to tap Seth MacFarlane as host for the 85th Academy Awards shocked many movie industry insiders since the 'Family Guy' creator is best known for working behind the scenes in TV cartoon shows. NBC's Jason Kennedy reports on what may have cemented the decision. (TODAY)
"Admiral General Shabazz," the supreme leader of Sacha Baron Cohen's fictional Republic of Wadiya, tells TODAY's Ann Curry and Carl Quintanilla he was banned from attending Sunday's Academy Awards. (TODAY)
Eddie Murphy withdrew as host of the Academy Awards after former producer Brett Ratner left his position. Ratner was heavily criticized for using a gay slur. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
TODAY's Al Roker laughs it up with comedian Eddie Murphy, executive producer and actor in his latest film, "Tower Heist," who says it's "been a while" since he's been in a such a controversial role. (TODAY)