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LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn’t hard to spot Elvis Presley’s old co-star on the Oscars red carpet. She was the one wearing the nun’s habit.
Mother Dolores Hart, who left Hollywood 49 years ago to pursue a religious life, made a dramatic return Sunday to take part in the 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony.
The Oscar-nominated documentary short film “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” tells the 73-year-old nun’s story.
“It’s absolutely an extraordinary event,” said Mother Dolores, her voice barely audible above the red carpet’s screaming bleacher fans. “Believe me, this is very different than being in the monastery.”
But even before her departure, she revealed Sunday, she was being drawn to her future calling.
“One of the things that Elvis and I did when we made `King Creole’ was we opened the Bible every afternoon before we went on set and we listened to the words of the Lord,” she recalled.
Asked what Presley would think of her nomination, she replied, “I think he would be very happy.”
Documentary filmmaker TJ Martin contributed one of those unintentional Oscar night moments when he dropped the F-word while accepting his award.
Martin and his two co-winners were racing to beat the 45-second limit on acceptance speeches when he inadvertently let the word slip. He said it would be ” … awesome” if all of the other nominees in the category could also come on stage.
ABC caught it and muted the broadcast before it got on TV.
Martin apologized immediately.
“It was out of spontaneity. It was completely accidental,” he said backstage.
He can take some solace in the fact he wasn’t the first to do it.
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