Oscar controversy watch: Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem's kiss censored?
Don't close the books on the 2011 Oscars yet -- there's still one final controversy to analyze! During the show, co-presenters Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem did a spontaneous little dance and kiss on the lips -- but TV viewers didn't see it, because the cameras quickly cut away to an audience shot. Too spicy for prime time? The show's producer insists no censorship was intended. In a statement to the blog AfterElton, Bruce Cohen said they had no idea the smooch was coming, and had already made a planned cut to Bardem's wife Penelope Cruz applauding from the seats. "It would have made a great TV moment," he said, but "no one knew it was coming."
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| March 3, 2011; 6:30 PM ET
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