Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon weren't making fun of Angelina Jolie, okay?
How dull was Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony? So dull that one of the highlights of the evening -- when Jim Rash and Nat Faxon aped Angelina Jolie's ridiculously over-the-top leg show after they won best adapted screenplay for The Descendants -- is being considered controversial, because they dared mock the queen of Hollywood. This is what it's come to, people.
When Rash and Faxon hit the stage with co-writer Alexander Payne, the subsequent leg-bouncing set the Twittersphere on fire, and has riled up the Jolie lovers on the bloggernets, but you should all calm down, they say. "Angelina's supremely hot," Faxon said backstage, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "There's no way to do anything but honor her." Well, unless you're one of the countless rabid critics complaing Jolie looked emaciated.
Community's Rash said the same thing, noting "I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun. And you know what? We have exactly the same legs! Really, it was a loving tribute and nothing but." And if you thought it was anything but, you should perhaps not take yourself as serisouly as Angelina was obviously taking her right leg.
[Photos: Faxon, Payne and Rash, which sounds like a painful medical condition, and Angie's leg. Getty Images]