I changed my mind. I did write one more Oscar post after all.
This one though is mostly because I loved this moment last night, but didn’t think it was really worth mentioning, until I saw Brangelina fans worldwide were so mad at this “dig” from the Descendants’ guys.
Angelina’s leg has now become a meme. Buzzfeed has “the ten best photos of Angelina’s leg.” Angelina’s right leg also has its own Twitter account now. So obviously, it’s worth making fun of.
So when she presented Best Adapted Screenplay to the three screenwriters of The Descendants, they jokingly “assumed the position” by contorting their bodies with their legs out, and it was my favorite moment of the Oscar’s (the Dictator stunt comes very close though). I would have loved a cutaway to Angelina’s face then, because I’m sure she doesn’t know how to laugh at her self.
Anyway, they had to explain to EW that it was just a JOKE:
One of the best spontaneous moments of comedy during the 84th Annual Academy Awards came courtesy of Jim Rash, co-writer of The Descendants, and the daffy Dean Pelton on NBC’s Community. After he and collaborators Nat Faxon and Alexander Payne won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Rash chose to spend his time on stage paying homage to presenter Angelina Jolie’s right-leg-flashing fashion pose.
“Honestly, as soon as I saw her pose like that, I was like, ‘I’m going to do that,’” Rash told EW at the Governors Ball after the show. Producers had asked all the nominees, explained Rash, to have only one person speak when there were three or more winners. “I knew Alexander was going to take the reigns, so I was like, ‘How can I make a moment?’ — selfishly,” laughed Rash. “I almost thought it was a little Dean Pelton, somehow. I was bringing it all together. Because I have stood like that [on Community].”
And no, Rash had not yet spoken with Jolie about the moment. Was he at least aware that, while he was doing the pose, Jolie was doing it too, standing in the dark on the far left of the stage? “Are you serious? Oh my god, that’s fantastic.”
Do you remember this?