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Published on February 26th, 2012 | by Bags Hooper


Robert Downey Jr & Gwyneth Paltrow: One of the Memorable Presentations of the 84th Oscars

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There were a few fun presentations at the 84th Academy Awards.

Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph of Bridesmaids poked sexual jokes at their love of “short” versus “long” films, before the cast introduced the categories for best shorts (animated and live action).

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, dressed in all white tuxes, humorously arrived on stage with cymbals to introduce the categories of Original Song.

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And, Chris Rock once again showed just how funny he is (why didn’t the Academy choose Rock when Eddie Murphy dropped?).

However, I have to give special mention to Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow for their on-stage bit regarding documentaries.

Downey Jr. stepped on stage with Paltrow, followed by his own personal camera crew. As Paltrow began the presentation, Downey Jr. would comment on her speech with the cockiness of Tony Stark/Iron Man (or just Downey himself).

He said:
“Boring, feels scripted, it’s weird.”
“I turned down The Descendants to prep for this.”

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When Robert then said he was trying to create a new art form with a live documentary, Paltrow smartly responded, “Robert, that’s called the news.”

The video cut to the Robert-cam to see Downey Jr.’s reaction. It was definitely one of the better presentations and a fun moment that didn’t take itself too seriously. Well played.

By the way, the concession girls are cool too.

What were your favorite moments from the 84th Oscars?

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  • Joh Green

    pssst….you left the E out of Downey in most of the article ;) just thought i’d let the writer (or proofreader) know.

  • Arlett G

    This presentation was just epic! =D

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