Check Out the Censored Oscar Kiss Between Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin

This year's Academy Awards telecast was difficult to sit through. So it wouldn't be surprising if you missed (translation: were asleep during) the awkwardly extended cut-away to Penélope Cruz during Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin's impromptu presenter dance bit. If you did notice the strange editing choice though and suspected that something was amiss in the editing booth, you were right.

After No Country For Old Men stars Bardem and Brolin appeared onstage to present Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay (while wearing matching white suit jackets, natch), the pair shared an impromptu slow dance before kissing each other on the lips. Post-Melissa Leo F-Bomb, producers frantically made use of that seven-second delay and cutaway to Cruz for the entire spectacle.

At this time, ABC has not commented on their decision to cut the man-on-man kiss. While you wait, enjoy photographic evidence of the moment below.


· Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin Danced and Kissed at Oscars. Too Bad it Didn't Make the Telecast. [AfterElton]


  • SunnydaZe says:

    Now that would have made for a surprise ending to "No Country For Old Men"!

  • NP says:

    Mmmmm nice. Why didn't they just show it? Nobody's watching the Oscars except coastal liberals and people in foreign lands where mankisses aren't as big a deal as they are to flyover state puritans.

  • TurdBlossom says:

    ABC's still over-compensating after the Adam Lambert debaucle from last year.

  • ODT says:

    I knew something interesting must've been happening onstage when they lingered on Penelope Cruz for so long. I couldn't really care less about the kiss (what was the point?) but I think that the brief slow dance might've looked rather classy. Shame on ABC for wimping out. I was under the impression that the Disney Corp had no problem with gay lifestyles, themes, and imagery.

  • James says:

    Calm down, Internet. The Oscars did not censor the kiss. Think about that for a second. While it's unfortunate the spontaneous kiss was not captured for the world to see, it does not make sense for the "Gay Christmas" ceremony to do such a thing, especially considering one of the main producers is gay. He's gone on record to say he didn't even know about the kiss. How can you censor something you have no idea of? Camera shots were set up days in advance. (