Did ABC Panic Over A Kiss At This Years Academy Awards


Josh Brolin & Javier Bardem

Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem exchanged a kiss and danced at the Oscars but like Adam Lambert’s infamous kiss with a male band mate during the American Music Awards last year on ABC viewers saw neither. As dull as the Academy Awards Show was this year they definitely needed a little scandal to make the show interesting and up the shows sagging ratings.

AfterElton’s Michael Jensen wonders why it was censored:

“Viewers saw the two men walk out onto stage where they engaged in an apparently impromptu dance, though viewers only saw a flash of that before the camera jumped to an extended shot of Penelope Cruz…So why the cut away? On one hand, it seems unlikely that ABC would find a kiss between Bardem and Brolin to be something needing to be censored. After all, back in 2006, the Oscar telecast included a Brokeback Mountain spoof featuring Jon Stewart and George Clooney in bed. On the other hand, the cutaway to Cruz seemed awkward and clearly lasted until the two men had stopped dancing. Frankly, it’s hard not to wonder if it might not have something to do with the Adam Lambert imbroglio from the American Music Awards.”

A spokesperson for ABC said they would have no comment on the issue.

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