Everyone is talking about the Oscar
kiss that wasn't televised.
When No Country For Old Men
co-stars Javier Bardem, 42, and Josh Brolin, 43, appeared on the
stage at Sunday night's Academy Awards show to present the winners
for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay, the men
danced, embraced and shared a kiss.
But viewers tuning in to ABC's telecast
saw little of that. Instead the network cut away to an extended shot
of actress Penelope Cruz.
Pictures of the men dancing and kissing
have appeared on several websites and blogs.
male entertainment website AfterElton.com had this to say on the
editing: “So why the cut away? On one hand, it seems unlikely
that ABC would find a kiss between Bardem and Brolin to be something
needing to be censored. After all, back in 2006, the Oscar telecast
included a Brokeback Mountain spoof featuring Jon Stewart and
George Clooney in bed. On the other hand, the cutaway to Cruz seemed
awkward and clearly lasted until the two men had stopped dancing.
Frankly, it's hard not to wonder if it might not have something to do
with the Adam Lambert imbroglio from the American Music Awards.”