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You Didn’t See Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin Kiss At The Oscars Because Producers Didn’t Know It Was Coming

Though ABC won’t comment on why Oscar viewers on Sunday night missed the on-stage kiss between presenters Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, the telecast’s producer Bruce Cohen, who is a ‘mo and had some terrible idea about how to attract The Youngs, will: “It [the dance and the kiss] was unscripted, and the plan in the truck was always to cut to Penelope in the audience applauding Josh’s and Javier’s introduction, so that is what happened, just as they were starting to dance. Josh and Javier’s moment (I saw them start to dance, but, to be honest, I have no idea if they kissed — that’s the first I’ve heard of that) would have made a great TV moment, but since no one knew it was coming, we cut to the gorgeous Mz. Cruz as planned. By the time we cut back from her close-up, James and Javier were walking to the podium.” Wasn’t this after Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress and said “fucking” on air? They should’ve kicked on a ten-second tape delay, which would’ve provided enough buffer to catch J&J’s smooch.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Mar 2, 2011
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  • 3 Comments
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      I don’t *think* a 10-second delay works that way.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kernelt
      kernelt

      whatever their excuses I’m still piss that they cut out that scene, it would’ve been a great Oscar moment and show a more tolerant side of Hollywood and anything else that might be represented by.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McMike
      McMike

      This is COMPLETE bullshite. I was watching the Oscars and as soon as they came on stage and come into contact they pulled away and cut to Cruz. I don’t buy this excuse for one second. I found it typical American network TV style to cut-away as soon as anything remotely gay happens. What I would like to know is how many other cut-aways did they have as soon as any other presenters came on stage. I was pissed when they did it and I’m even more pissed now because the homophobia was obvious.

      Sometimes you gotta just say “F*ck America”.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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