The who’s who of the acting business flanks the Oscars every year thereby making it a colourful gathering of celebrated talent, fashion (ah! Those to-die-for clothes) and not to forget, some bizarre and funny moments. While the entire show gets done with its business in some hours, it is those ‘moments’ that linger on in the memory for a long time. So here we present the top five moments from the 2012 Oscars that became the talk of the world!
Angelina Jolie’s peek-a-leg
Angie took the red carpet by storm via showing-off her right leg in a black strapless gown with thigh-high slits. It was an ‘iconic’ moment not because we have seen the trend of wearing thigh-high slits dresses being channeled by earlier (especially Jennifer Aniston to be precise) but more because when the ‘Descendants’ writer and comedian Jim Rash came on stage to collect his trophy for the adapted screenplay, the manner in which he mimicked the actresses leg-pose made for a hilarious sight!
Uggie – the dapper dog
‘The Artist’ star Uggie stood out (pun intended) among the men in the arena for his bow-tie appearance on the Oscars red carpet.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s jerky promo stunt
Sacha came dressed-up in character to promote his upcoming film ‘The Dictator’ surrounded by two flower girls. He jokingly claimed to be carrying the ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, whose face was displayed on the container.
As the host of the evening, Ryan Seacrest, was bending down, Sacha spilled the ashes over Seacrest`s tuxedo. Now, which man in his right sense of mind would have done that? In simple words, the jerky Sacha failed to toe the line of being funny that evening. And hat’s off to Seacrest for keeping his cool despite that plain indecency on Sacha’s part.
Popping-in of the pop corn girls
It was quiet odd to see the sudden appearance of pop corn girls carrying trays of pop corn and candy bars to distribute among the guests seated in the amphitheatre. Odder it was when there were only about 10 pop corn boxes for a room with a seating capacity of 6,000. And we could go on about how the Atkins and South Beach diet loving Hollywood hates all those carbs and fat-laced foodstuff on their plate.
Bradley Cooper’s porn star-ish moustache
And finally, it was Bradley Cooper who, perhaps, seemed to have committed the blunder of his lifetime by arriving on the carpet in a male-stripper-like moustache. Well, certainly not a cool way to get all the people in the room (and everywhere) to talk about you!