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Posted at 6:30 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011

Oscar controversy watch: Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem's kiss censored?

By The Reliable Source

Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem kiss during the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday. (AP/Mark J. Terrill)

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."

See earlier:
Oscar controversy watch: Recognize that room from "The King's Speech"?
Oscar controversy watch: Melissa Leo's glamorous pleas for a trophy

By The Reliable Source  | March 3, 2011; 6:30 PM ET
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