Before presenting the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin slow danced in matching tuxedos and shared an affectionate kiss. Not that anyone saw it. Turns out ABC’s cameraman chickened out and pulled the camera away to an extended shot of Penelope Cruz for almost the entire while.
But as satirist Bill Maher once said, “Let’s face it. When people talk about homosexuality being unnatural and an abomination, they’re not talking about the women. No, no, they’re talking about the men. Nobody seems to find anything so abominable about Britney Spears tonguing Madonna. Or Gina Gershon in bed with Jennifer Tilly… No, in America, when a man puts something in another man, it had better be a bullet.” Ouch!