Controversy rages over a scene not shown on the Oscars telecast: Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin kissing and dancing while en route to the podium to bestow the award for adapted screenplay. As the duo appeared on stage, dressed in matching white tuxedos and ties, TV cameras briskly cut away to a shot of Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz, beaming in the audience.
The Oscars have been accused of homophobia in the past, of course -– like when "Brokeback Mountain" lost best picture to "Crash." Gay roles win acting honors when they're played by obviously straight actors (translation: they don't mean what they're doing, though to be sure, that's the same vein Brolin and Bardem were mining), and usually when they meet a tragic end. Tom Hanks died of o…Read more >