Even though the film was not even nominated in the category, Ben Stiller presented the Academy Award for Best Makeup moments ago in full Avatar garb, and secured his place as the requisite king of awards show cameos. Video inside.
Stiller walked out to laughs and applause from the A-List audience as the camera cut away to a laughing James Cameron (though his expression wasn't so happy when Stiller reminded everyone that Avatar was shut out of the Best Makeup category). Stiller spoke a few lines of gibberish—or Na'vi, we suppose—before saying, "That means, this seemed like a better idea in rehearsal."
Stiller then continued to poke fun at the movie, his costume and himself before actually doing what he came out to do: presenting the Oscar for Best Makeup.
And with that, another hilarious Stiller awards show cameo was in the bag.