James Franco and Anne Hathaway weren't the only controversial couple at Sunday night's Oscars. Presenters Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin shared a same-sex smooch on stage but it was cut out of the telecast.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bardem and Brolin did a little dance and then kissed as they made their way to the podium. But the camera cut to Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz, as the two made their entrance, and neither the dance nor the kiss were seen.
Oscars producer Bruce Cohen, however, insists the routine wasn't cut because audiences might find it too scandalous.
“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," Cohen told AfterElton in a statement.
"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 Ms. Cruz as planned. By the time we cut back from her close-up, Josh and Javier were walking to the podium.”
There are so many different ways to kiss. The two main basic ones are close-mouthed kissing and French kissing. French kissing involves an open mouth and with tongue, while close-mouthed kissing is pretty self-explanatory. We thought it would be easier for first-time kissers if they knew at least the kissing basics before they try to approach other kisses, such as French kissing. Great Breath – This is very important. Make sure you brush your teeth before going out on your date. There is nothing worse than kissing someone with bad breath. If your date consists of having something to eat before the actual kiss, make sure you have a mint on hand to take right after you finish eating. Don't take the mint just before the kiss or chew on gum. You don't want to have something in your mouth when you kiss.
No more free advertizing for gayness on television. Strait is great.
We do not need to see two men smooching, sick.
I love how every1s raggin on The Academy Award Show (when did they change the name 2 just "Oscars"?) yet u ALL watched it!! lmao
Who gives a damn that's they life if people stop tryin to judhge othas and look in the mirror they stuff aint all together either
Ho hum. all of you who are insulting one another behind the anonimity of this comment site.....go back to your cartoons and maybe mommy will bring you a nice bowl of sugar pops.
Noww that is so freakin'nasty..why tell the whole freakin' world instesd of telling ur wife first..lame!!so lookin for fame..
Everyone of you need to get a life,there people in this country going hungry.and you all are worried about a kiss,get a life!
http://www.breelandcourierservice.com , anything for ratings , they might fight over o charlie-.eh-!
I could care less
I'm glad they kissed. Everyone should kiss each other all the time.
Vito speek english please people dont even know what your saying!!
Kir, New York Midget, Blyarddog, U guys R goin 2 be busted at by my Glock.
I just don't see what the big deal is with the kissing thing. Nowadays u see it every where. They are actors and a lot of actors like 2 shock people with their behavior.
Now that would have made a classic Norman Rockwell collectible! The 1st of its kind. Two guys dancing on stage & smooching with giddy excitement.
I think everyone is missing the whole point of this article (for the media for that matter) it shouldn't be about gays or straights, but of our freedom and right to express ourselves as Americans. So they kissed, so what! Did you stop them? Could you have? Would you if you could? What would've happened if they did air it? Just a whole bunch more blathering. So let us all remember that this is what its all about. No matter what we will always be able to express ourselves, our culture and our beliefs whether you like it or not.
Honestly you all are freaking out and say that gays should have now right really grow up....you were the one to open the artical and wright this so grow some balls and gett outa here saying that gays should burn in hell is so uncalled for you guys wonder why the world is so messed up its because of people like you guys!!!!!They are totaly not gay one of them has a wifee that was siting right next to them!!!!
Bla!!!!!!!! im glad they made the cut because what if there were kids watching the show with there mom dad brother sister what ever and they saw it would be just sad but again im thrilled the cut it off
It's funny how nobody went into a frenzy when an oscar was awarded to a female (costume design)who kissed her female partner upon winning it (on camera). People should be mature enough to understand that not everyone lives by the same life style.
Wow!Amazing! People actually talking about the oscars, & the only reason is because a couple of fruit loops kissed, that says alot! Hollywood has become nothing but wierd, poppin out movies right & left, maybe 1 out of 10 worth watching & most of them have to have some kinda gay moment or scene, its sick! Hollywood has become a sewerpit!!
Gays should not hav rights.
The lamest thing the Academy has ever done. Why hav 2 freaks kissin each other at a live event that nobody watches. Just watchin the commercials of it puts me to sleep wit dierrea. And really James Franco in a dress. One of the lamest thing 2 ever happen in history. Well that's Hollywood for U. Nothing but wierd gays and cross dressers.
Oooooh baby, get you some now! Brolin is hot!
ok the oscers are allways scripted so the camera people know when to switch and the oscars are live so we would have seen alittle bit if it wasnt they were oviously just kidding around like all the guys that do that so everybody think the oscars were being wrong shut upp
Who cares! 2 guys kissed, get over it. Its not the first time it happened and its not going to be the last.
They were in a movie together, "No Country For Old Men". Bardem won the Oscar for that role.
They want 2 keep working n HOLLYWOOD.
Your hipocrites if people kiss all the time but the Oscars is conservative then leave it be
Who cares!!! they are gay so why look at them. Gays are disgusting..period!
Yuu Guys Are So Serious . Just Stop Thinkking About The Bad In All This! It Was All In Fun So Stop Taking It All Anal, You Guys Are Pathetic, In My Opinion. And I Also Don't Care If No One Asked For My Opinion Because I'm Giving It Anyway, Losers.
Remember who owns ABC, folks. I recall Walt Disney himself loaning out Annette Funicello to American-International Pictures for those "beach party" movies as long as she didn't wear any swimwear or clothes that revealed her navel. Walt may be gone, but his spirit lives on.
What happen @ after party
Mario, I don't hate gays. I'm saying it's not news. I'm saying people are throwing a fit over something that's irrelevant. Way to name call and insult. Your ignorance came shining through. Keep up the good work for your cause. Once again, CREDIBILITY. Look it up. If you want to be taken seriously, that is...
Bardem was so awesome in "Second Skin" with Molina!!
I don't even remotely believe that excuse for a second. This isn't a one camera setup, there are dozens of camera and people in the control booth watching every one of them. If there had been a great moment the cameras would have caught it and with the 5 second delay, they could have easily switched to it.
I would have preferred they simply acknowledge that it was unscripted and they were fearful of what might have happened so they chose not to air it.
Gay or not, Javier is still banging Penelope, AND both of these men still have more money then YOU.....the world goes on idiots
I tend to believe the producer – the show was defintiely not shying away from anything that smacked of being gay. One of the commentators they kept cutting to was absolutley flaming.
What kind of kiss was it? Javier is Spanish for cryin out loud.
Here's the footage you didnt see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jSd7lSXH4
Tired of the Gay montra being so forcefully pushed on people..These two aren't even gay but because it's the "in" cause..they jumped on the band wagon..plain disturbing..S exuality isn't something to exploit or promote..get over yourselves hollyweird..
Who the hell wants to see two fairys kiss any way? What a bunch of Hollyweird pansies!
it is a shame that some show like this is watched ALL over the world and these two came as a couple of clowns in high school.
I agree. But it goes further than that. The entire production was lame....Old writers writing what they think is funny and its not. C'mon, James Franco in drag?? That was not funny in the least. The gags were lame, the between award entertainment was horrible!! One of the best parts of the entire show was the hologram of Bob Hope from a previous awards ceremony. That part was better than 99% of the entire Oscars show. The Academy needs ALL new writers, every one of them that has been there more than 3 years needs to be re-assigned to other duties because its clear that their writing days are over! Even Bob Hope could not have saved the lameness of the jokes written. Why do people think Billy Crystal got a standing ovation?? I really hope someone of intelligence at the Academy reads this and does some soul searching. If you want to regain respect again, then give us an awards ceremony that is actually worth watching. Bring back BIlly Crystal and get some new fresh talent in the writing department to make the show enjoyable once again! And by the way, if you are going to do the "In Memorium", the make sure you include everybody. Last year they forgot Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett, and this year it was Corey Haim. They were "stars" and just because they weren't perhaps in your precious academy, doesn't mean they do not deserve observance! Bad move Academy! The apology....written by your wonderful writing staff??
josh brolin...son to james brolin...is very married to diane lane....have any of you seen her? she's gorgeous, talented & completely awesome...& besides...the oscars have had tons of unscripted moments...a streaker, an indian lady accepting on behalf of marlon brando, some weirdo that started to accept the oscar when the actor was there...who cares that the two goofballs kissed...most of you guys that are up in arms over this helped make 'will & grace' a top 10 show...NEXT!
It was a native American woman.
Stupid. Way to make news out of something irrelevant. Good job gays. Leave it up to you to throw a hissy fit over being snubbed because two straight guys were joking around. So I'm assuming we all should be outraged because the rest of the world missed two guys kissing? Even though it was in jest? Credibility people. Credibility.
Looks like you're the one having the hissy fit.
hey you idiot, who the F is "throwing a hissy fit"? where in the article does it say that anyone is upset about this? Sounds to me like you're the one trying to stir the pot.
Also, for someone who hates gays, you sure have a gay name...and that's coming from a gay man.
You are an idiot!!
Men's Asses! Ewww
But I guess if they were fighting or killing each other it would be ok to show that!
JUst two more sick people. But what else is new in a world that is completely sick and perverted. A sick mind can never understand how sick it is.
I know right! Looked I. The mirror lately?
Don't they fear God?
a few years of success but an eternity in hell.
it's not worth it
Jesus is the only way to be saved from your sins, ask Him in.
Sick of all this gay stuff. I'm glad they didn't show it. I didn't care to see it and that doesn't make me a biggot or a hater of gay people. I'm just sick of Hollywood trying to force in my face on every freaking program I watch. Give it a rest already.
I love it when you talk like that. Kiss me big boy!!!
Kebe -you got that right. Enough already. It's on every freaking show. Thank God I am free to change the channel – which I do. This is why our children will grow up to think this is the "norm."
The blog stated that This Bardum kissed a guy while his wife applauded? Really?
Well penelope is just with javier bardem 2 cover up her love affair she has had 4 years with SALMA HAYEK!
Bravo. I have never seen so many trolls under one bridge.
Wao, 2 men kissing? has the guiness book of world records heard about this? Get a life people. For those who think first time hosts did not do a good job, why don't you try hosting it next year? idiots
Wow..r we really talking about this?..still??..sssooooo what!
Mens all loooooooove girl-on-girl......why can't WOMEN see those 2 smooch it up? Would have been fun!
I just farted. Shoooooooo : )
Gotta go now for I am getting hungry on my thoughts. Sweet dreams everyone!
Clean Men do have a yummy bod!
If women would focus on a man!s bod the right way! They would not want to think of being gay! Don't you think? The same for women!!
2 more guys kissing in Hollyweird? That's so outrageous and unusual! Next thing you'll be telling me the Ellen Degeneres is a lesbian!
These comments are totally absurd.
So what you are really saying is that the Oscars broadcast is so scripted that it is set in stone, and nothing spontaneous can save it. That is the reason that nobody can watch it anymore!!! You mean to say that we watched 2 inexperienced, really awful, completely not entertaining hosts for 3 hours, and for a minute, there was something worth watching... and we missed it because the script said so??? You mean that that they could have cut that sickening "solo" song by Hathaway AND that sickening, nonfunny, spectable of Franco trying to evoke Marilyn Monroe, and they left it in??? Again, the ratings will continue to fall after this revelation. But this does explain why the audience was so amused by these Bardem and Brolin – we in TVland had no idea of what we missed, and should have seen if the Oscars were broadcast correctly, and hosted correctly. Sad.
Well. Thank God. TV has gotten disgusting enough already. I wish they'd decide to cut out A LOT more degenerate backwoods things. Makes me want to watch more often.
If all men and women would please eachother the right way than there would not be gays. Most men are selfish in bed and some women are the same but,they think that being with the same kind is better. Not! Just keep searching till you get the right one.
You really are a clueless idiot, aren't you?
SICK JUST PLAIN SICK ! ! ! U ALL NEED TO GET A LIFE
...... I didn't watch the Oscars so why the f+(k did I click on that. Time WASTED!!!!
Really? You're incourging them to kill themselfs? Shut up, N9NA! Nobody listen to him cause he's full of crap!
Dancingmachine , I'm not full of crap, I'm full of ur mom but hmmm now that I write it out maybe ur right cause being full of crap would be the same thing as bein full of ur mom, u r definately onto something here Haha :)
lovely cerimony except for... no standing ovation for steven spielberg? that's crasy
Good for them ! If they are gay and are happy then good for them. Anyone who doesnt like it or is offended is a bigggoted piece of craaap.
Soooo a guy cheating on his wife with a dude is liberating to gay ppl? Where is your morality? How can u condone negative and destructive actions?
@chappo- I don't think they are the new IT Hollywood couple... THey are entertainers and were entertaining an audience. Ever think of that?
This gay talk is ridiculous. Biggoting because someone may not like gays.... Wouldnt that make u the same for not liking "the norm"?
Ppl kiss all the time...wat thats breakin news !!! lmfao.
oh brother ...anything for ratings. http://usedbooks4cash.blogspot.com/
Hey just be honest thats about it! The oscar was boring even gay claims cant change that!
March 3rd all news very fresh and superb
Whats new with cowards! problem is when gay people is whe they hide behind woman skirts instead they should admit whom they r and not to confuse girls nor hurt them.. not kool at all
"kool?" Seriously, if you're going to use the word, you should at least spell it correctly. Typing cool requires no more effort than typing "kool." Doo doo ding dong.
I worked in Hollywood and that is mega crap, they cut around it because the oscars is always conservative and that is why their rating perpetually decline. Jerks.
No way. If he banged himself I bet most people would say he barebacked it all the way.
Did you really just say the Academy is conservative?!? SMH
so you are saying if two dudes made out the ratings would go up??? What is with that?
Charlie Sheen banged himself! The good this is he used a condom...
Charlie Sheen already banged both of them!
Oh hell no!
So THESE are the two goddesses he keeps talking about!? Awesome.
The truth hurts it was _ay _ay _ay
......BullSheet........you cut it because it was love that dare not showth itself in public......
Yeah, the Oscars are full of it. I was watching that moment and as soon as the two actors embraced they pulled away to Cruz. It was completely obvious what was going on... "Oh no, two men are showing affection... Quick!!! Cut to a beautiful woman!"
HOT! These two were all over each other. Brolin also rested his face on Bardem's shoulder when he opened the envelope...and the matching tuxes? Mmmmm...papa like!
Very, very HOT!
The Great Zag says, "Fie on you for using your First Amendment right to publish such a parochial and non-constructive sentiment. Your churlish euphemisms amuse only yourself. Also, be careful what you wish for."
What do cigarettes have to do with this?
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