Angelina Jolie wore Atelier Versace - a dark velvet, strapless confection with a tight bodice and voluminous skirt with a strategic deep slit.
But it was not the stunning dress that got people’s attention. It was the leg that Jolie thrust through the skirt’s thigh-high slit when she posed for photographers on the red carpet and even when she presented the Oscar for Best Adapted Screen Play.
The pose was a bit awkward. Jolie’s left hand was perched on her left hip and her right leg was stretched out diagonally while she read the names of the nominees, and as she announced the winners.
Not to be outdone, the winning screenwriters struck the same pose after receiving Oscars from Jolie for their work on the movie “The Descendants.”
According to The Washington Post’s Jen Chaney, screenwriter Jim Rash and his colleagues did not mean to make fun of Jolie.
“It was just an impulse,” he told Chaney. “I hope she thought it was okay. It was a loving tribute.”
But the strangest thing of all is that the 38-year-old actress’ limb so enthralled people that someone created a Twitter account in the leg’s name. So far, Angelina Jolie's Leg has more than 30,000 followers. The leg, however, is only following two Twitter accounts, Cooper’s Mustache and JLosNipple.