Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin: The Oscars kiss you didn't see
March 3rd, 2011
03:43 PM ET

Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin: The Oscars kiss you didn't see

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.”

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  1. Happy Now

    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.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Del

    No more free advertizing for gayness on television. Strait is great.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Del

    We do not need to see two men smooching, sick.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. ko

    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

    March 14, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. veda

    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

    March 14, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. lynn

    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.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. rcfapa

    Noww that is so freakin'nasty..why tell the whole freakin' world instesd of telling ur wife first..lame!!so lookin for fame..

    March 13, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. diana


    March 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mr.balistic

    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!

    March 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. stan

    http://www.breelandcourierservice.com , anything for ratings , they might fight over o charlie-.eh-!

    March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. felicia

    Big deall

    March 11, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. horace j.

    I could care less

    March 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pjPete

    I'm glad they kissed. Everyone should kiss each other all the time.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Trish Spitler


    March 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kir

    Vito speek english please people dont even know what your saying!!

    March 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Vito

    Kir, New York Midget, Blyarddog, U guys R goin 2 be busted at by my Glock.

    March 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  17. blyarddog

    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.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. Benjamin

    Now that would have made a classic Norman Rockwell collectible! The 1st of its kind. Two guys dancing on stage & smooching with giddy excitement.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  19. New York Midget

    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.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kir

    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!!!!

    March 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. arloft

    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

    March 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  22. blahbuzz

    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.

    March 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. wildcat40

    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!!

    March 6, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  24. Vito

    Gays should not hav rights.

    March 6, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. Vito

    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.

    March 6, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  26. jessy

    Oooooh baby, get you some now! Brolin is hot!

    March 6, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. kirston

    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

    March 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lins

    Who cares! 2 guys kissed, get over it. Its not the first time it happened and its not going to be the last.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. les

    They were in a movie together, "No Country For Old Men". Bardem won the Oscar for that role.

    March 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ken

    They want 2 keep working n HOLLYWOOD.

    March 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  31. naomi

    Your hipocrites if people kiss all the time but the Oscars is conservative then leave it be

    March 5, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  32. T-Rex

    Who cares!!! they are gay so why look at them. Gays are disgusting..period!

    March 5, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. theonlyrightone Here !!

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jeff

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. joyce-dodd@sbcglobal.net

    What happen @ after party

    March 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jaxin

    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...

    March 4, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  37. Bardskin

    Bardem was so awesome in "Second Skin" with Molina!!

    March 4, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  38. vampwolf84


    March 4, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  39. Ron

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  40. Jay

    Gay or not, Javier is still banging Penelope, AND both of these men still have more money then YOU.....the world goes on idiots

    March 4, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  41. sam99999

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  42. Aj

    What kind of kiss was it? Javier is Spanish for cryin out loud.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  43. harei bieats

    Here's the footage you didnt see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jSd7lSXH4

    March 4, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  44. nat

    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..

    March 4, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  45. Bosco

    Who the hell wants to see two fairys kiss any way? What a bunch of Hollyweird pansies!

    March 4, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  46. maria

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      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??

      March 4, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  47. elizabeth

    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!

    March 4, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jaxin

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • paul

      Looks like you're the one having the hissy fit.

      March 4, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      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.

      March 4, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • princesa

      You are an idiot!!

      March 5, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  49. Bob Saget

    Men's Asses! Ewww

    March 4, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  50. Alex

    But I guess if they were fighting or killing each other it would be ok to show that!

    March 4, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. RB

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  52. _-----

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  53. Kebe

    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.

    March 4, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
    • BubDC1220

      I love it when you talk like that. Kiss me big boy!!!

      March 4, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • ChristyinFL

      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."

      March 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  54. joe

    The blog stated that This Bardum kissed a guy while his wife applauded? Really?

    March 4, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  55. lizzette

    Well penelope is just with javier bardem 2 cover up her love affair she has had 4 years with SALMA HAYEK!

    March 4, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  56. 2 legit 2 quit

    Bravo. I have never seen so many trolls under one bridge.

    March 4, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  57. corrina bassey

    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

    March 4, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  58. aptat2

    Wow..r we really talking about this?..still??..sssooooo what!

    March 4, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  59. iwishiwasindc

    Mens all loooooooove girl-on-girl......why can't WOMEN see those 2 smooch it up? Would have been fun!

    March 4, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  60. UrBUTTizMine


    March 4, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |

    I just farted. Shoooooooo : )

    March 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Things that make you go,hmmm

    Gotta go now for I am getting hungry on my thoughts. Sweet dreams everyone!

    March 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Things that make you go,hmmm

    Clean Men do have a yummy bod!

    March 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Things that make you go,hmmm

    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!!

    March 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  65. arnold ziffle

    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!

    March 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Good show

    These comments are totally absurd.

    March 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  67. NYCMovieFan

    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.

    March 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • TAS

      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.

      March 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Things that make you go,hmmm

    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.

    March 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. kat


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  70. j*master

    ...... I didn't watch the Oscars so why the f+(k did I click on that. Time WASTED!!!!

    March 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  71. dancingmachine

    Really? You're incourging them to kill themselfs? Shut up, N9NA! Nobody listen to him cause he's full of crap!

    March 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • N9NA!!!

      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 🙂

      March 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  72. manuel magalhaes

    lovely cerimony except for... no standing ovation for steven spielberg? that's crasy

    March 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  73. chappo

    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.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      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?

      March 4, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • dtcpr

      @chappo- I don't think they are the new IT Hollywood couple... THey are entertainers and were entertaining an audience. Ever think of that?

      March 4, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      This gay talk is ridiculous. Biggoting because someone may not like gays.... Wouldnt that make u the same for not liking "the norm"?

      March 4, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  74. nikki

    Ppl kiss all the time...wat thats breakin news !!! lmfao.

    March 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  75. john

    oh brother ...anything for ratings. http://usedbooks4cash.blogspot.com/

    March 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  76. interpol

    Who cares!

    March 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  77. kim

    Hey just be honest thats about it! The oscar was boring even gay claims cant change that!

    March 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  78. prabu

    March 3rd all news very fresh and superb

    March 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  79. patricia

    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

    March 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      "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.

      March 4, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  80. Tony

    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.

    March 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  81. JB

    Charlie Sheen banged himself! The good this is he used a condom...

    March 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  82. GB

    Charlie Sheen already banged both of them!

    March 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Youknowit'strue

    The truth hurts it was _ay _ay _ay

    March 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  84. MadCityBabe

    ......BullSheet........you cut it because it was love that dare not showth itself in public......

    March 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • McMike

      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!"

      March 4, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  85. Be Quiet

    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!

    March 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |

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