February 27th, 2012
10:36 AM ET
The 2012 Oscars was short on scandal and yet still long on body parts: Aside from Jennifer Lopez's (perhaps) imaginary wardrobe malfunction, there was also the matter of Angelina Jolie's leg. Her right one, to be exact.
On the red carpet Jolie consistently hit her pose, making sure that her high-heeled limb was never lost in the voluminous black gown she wore - which was helped by the fact that the gown had a thigh-high slit.
The actress maintained her determination on stage as well, ensuring that she was showing plenty of leg while presenting during the Oscars show.
Her stance was so overt and obvious that it's already spawned a Twitter account of its own, and it can be seen "legbombing" random events on BuzzFeed. (If you're not careful, Jolie's right leg just might pop up in a photo from your Oscars party...)
Screenwriter Jim Rash, part of the Oscar-winning writing team from "The Descendants," which picked up the best adapted screenplay award, couldn't help but mimic the leggy star when it was his turn to take the stage.
Rash tells Entertainment Weekly that he couldn't resist after watching Jolie so insistently pose during her presentation: "Honestly, as soon as I saw her pose like that, I was like, 'I'm going to do that'...I knew ['The Descendants' director] Alexander [Payne] was going to take the reins, so I was like, 'How can I make a moment?'"
What do you think - was Angelina's pose overwrought, or was she simply working what she's got?
As you mull it over, we'll leave you with this greeting from @AngiesRightLeg: "Great meeting most of you for the first time last night at the Oscars!!...You have to admit I'm one hell of a leg."
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