Seeing Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin Kiss Would Have Saved the Oscars

Apparently during Sunday night's ungodly awful Oscars telecast, co-presenters (and apparent ice cream salesmen) Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin did a little dance and kissed each other before they walked up to the mic. Great fun, right? Best thing in a bleak night! Except, we didn't get to see it because the producers instead cut to Bardem's wife Penelope Cruz. Boo!

Don't worry, though. They didn't not show it because of some nasty anti-gay, "America isn't ready for men kissing" type of thing. The producers just didn't know it was going to happen, so they cut to Cruz as planned and by the time they cut back to the pair, they were done with their little routine. Luckily an AP photographer snapped a picture of the moment, otherwise it would be lost to eternity, known only to the millionaires in attendance. It's still too bad we didn't see it live, though. It might just have made up for the pain of watching Anne Hathaway congratulate herself for three hours.

[THR, AfterElton; photo via AP]