During Sunday’s Oscars 2011 live broadcast, there was a moment (aside from Kirk Douglas’ bit) of which Gawker says it could have saved the show from being so awful. Unfortunately, it did not air because cameras were showing something else.
According to the aforementioned e-zine – and as only one photo from the Associated Press can confirm – actors Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem shared a very special moment on stage before speaking.
Before arriving to the microphone, the two did a few dance steps and then locked lips. It was a moment of pure awesomeness that did not air, Gawker says.
At the same time, this could have been the moment to save this edition of the Oscars, dubbed the most boring ever
, mostly because of how little entertaining hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway were.
“Apparently during Sunday night’s ungodly awful Oscars telecast, co-presenters (and apparent ice cream salesmen) Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin did a little dance and kissed each other before they walked up to the mic,” the e-zine writes.
“Great fun, right? Best thing in a bleak night! Except, we didn’t get to see it because the producers instead cut to Bardem’s wife Penelope Cruz. Boo!” Gawker adds.
The reason producers chose to focus on Penelope, instead of what was happening on stage, was that they were sticking to the plan; the kiss was not included in it.
“The producers just didn’t know it was going to happen, so they cut to Cruz as planned and by the time they cut back to the pair, they were done with their little routine,” Gawker says, offering assurance that this was not the Academy’s way of discriminating against the gays.
“Luckily an AP photographer snapped a picture of the moment, otherwise it would be lost to eternity, known only to the millionaires in attendance. It’s still too bad we didn’t see it live, though. It might just have made up for the pain of watching Anne Hathaway congratulate herself for three hours,” Gawker adds.
For the picture that proves the kiss happened, follow this link