Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron Dance to Seth MacFarlane's Oscars Opening Number

Entertainment Feb. 24, 2013 AT 10:20PM

Dancing with the stars, Oscars-style! Seth MacFarlane kicked off the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, with a little fancy footwork and some help from two of Hollywood's hottest celebs -- Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

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After an opening monologue that included good-natured digs at Chris Brown, Ben Affleck, and Daniel Day-Lewis, the Family Guy creator launched into a bit with William Shatner, which segued into one of the night's many musical numbers. As MacFarlane crooned Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight," Tatum, 32, and Theron, 37, performed a choreographed ballroom dance, a la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, complete with lifts, leaps, and twirls galore.

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Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron perform onstage during the Oscars on February 24, 2013.
Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron perform onstage during the Oscars on February 24, 2013.
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Oscar-winner Theron, looking ever so graceful in a floaty chiffon dress, was a worthy partner for Tatum, who got his big break in the dance flick Step Up with his now-pregnant wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. More recently, the actor showed off his smooth moves in the film Magic Mike, based on his early experiences as a male stripper.

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Tatum's proudest accomplishment, however, is his baby-to-be with Dewan-Tatum. Earlier in the night, he gushed to Ryan Seacrest that the little bundle of joy was his "greatest production yet." The happy couple announced their news in December.

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