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Not everyone thought the tweet went too far: It was retweeted more than 500 times and favorited by some 400 before being deleted.
_ Jake Coyle _ http://twitter.com/jake_coyle
In recent years, everyone would head for the door as soon as the best picture winner _ the last Oscar category in the show _ was announced, leaving the winner with an empty room to thank.
This year, organizers hoped to get attendees to stick around until the end of the show for a closing performance from Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth, which was dedicated to all the evening’s Oscar losers.
“Ladies and gentleman, we ask that you remain in your seats after the last award for a very special closing number,” a female announcer calmly announced during the show’s final commercial break.
Well, one pair of “losers” weren’t interested. “The Master” stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman bolted for the door at the beginning of the song.
_ Derrik J. Lang _ Twitter http://twitter.com/derrikjlang
THANKING THE `MOVIE GOD’
Ang Lee had his priorities in order when he gave one of his first thank you’s to the “movie god.”
The Taiwanese director pulled off a huge upset when he won an Academy Award for directing “Life of Pi.” He beat out front-runner and two-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg.
Lee also gave a shoutout to the shipwreck story’s lead actor, Suraj Sharma, but didn’t thank the rest of the cast by name.View Entire Story
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