Monday, March 8, 2010

A classic Oscar moment

Who'd have thought that the award for Best Documentary Short Subject would provide the best cringe-worthy moment of the evening?  Apparently Music by Prudence producer Elinor Burkett and director-producer Roger Ross Williams aren't speaking to each other.  According to Ms. Burkett, when Mr. Williams ran to the stage to accept the award, his mother (yes, his mother) stuck her cane out and blocked the aisle so Ms. Burkett couldn't get to the podium.  She must have done the pole vault into the aisle, because she made it up there in time to hip check Mr. Williams away from the microphone in a moment worthy of the best Carol Burnett skits.

(The clip takes a little while to download, but it's worth the wait.)

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