Oscars 2012: Angelina Jolie's Right Leg Steals the Show

Actress stuns in black Versace, but her posing creates Internet meme

By on February 27th, 2012 13:30 GMT

One would imagine it's hard for Angelina Jolie to do anything and be ridiculed for it, but this is precisely what happened at last night's Academy Awards 2012. Read on for more details.

Always a very composed and gracious presence on the red carpet, this year, at the industry's biggest awards show, Angelina was forced to pull some very unnatural poses just so she could make her dress stand out.

In return, the Internet has created memes especially for her right leg, which also has its own Twitter account now.

Let's take this from the start.

For the red carpet ceremony, Angelina appeared to be her usual self in terms of elegance, class and, just as important, choice for an appropriate gown.

She matched her black Atelier Versace (she's always been very comfortable in dark tones) with understated Neil Lane jewelry, peeptoes from Salvatore Ferragamo and a Jaime Mascaro clutch.

For the big night, the star wore her hair naturally, and opted for dramatic red lipstick and minimal makeup.

In other words, she had all the right ingredients to make yet another splashing red carpet appearance – if not for the awkward posing.

To illustrate, we should note that, instead of adopting one of the usual poses, Angelina stuck her right leg out (the dress had a thigh slit), bent and twisted her body a bit to allow all the weight to fall on that leg and, at the same time, put an arm on her waist.

It was, to say the least, a very unnatural pose and it seemed as if Angelina was making quite an effort to draw attention to the slit.

As noted above, the pose has already become an Internet meme. Buzzfeed already has a top 10 of the best photos of Angelina's right leg, but you can also find it on Twitter under the handle @AngiesRightLeg.

If that's not enough to show you just how ridiculous Jolie's posing at the Oscars was, there's also a legbombing trend making the rounds online.

Here is a video of the three screenwriters whom Angelina presented with an Oscar for their work on “The Descendants.” Not even they could resist the temptation of having a bit of fun about her pose.

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