2019 Oscars Open Post: Hosted by the seven-year anniversary of Angelina’s leg

Angelina Jolie

Here’s our 2019 Oscars Open Post. This year’s Open Post is hosted by the seven-year anniversary of Angelina Jolie’s Leg of Doom at the 2012 Oscars. At that moment, it was such a big deal. I maintain that Angelina’s Versace gown didn’t fit her properly and she was trying to “work” it by thrusting out her leg. But everyone climbed up her butt for the Leg of Doom. And then in the years that followed, every time any woman ever wore a gown with a leg slit, they would thrust out their leg and people would say “she’s copying Angelina!”

Anyway, Angelina will not be making an appearance at tonight’s Oscars to commemorate the seventh anniversary of The Leg. She made a point of going to New York for Oscar weekend, meaning she’s not doing any of the pre-Oscar parties or events, nor will she be a presenter, nor will she attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party (she hasn’t been to the VF party in like two decades though, she didn’t even go to that when she went to the Oscars). Reportedly, Angelina took the kids to New York so Maddox could visit some colleges (because we’re all getting so old!). She’s been getting pap’d in the city, and she brought the four oldest kids to the MoMA premiere of Prune Nourry’s Serendipity (photo below).

My guess is that Brad Pitt will probably end up being a “surprise” Oscar presenter, and that’s one of the reasons why Angelina got out of town. The Academy has been keeping a tighter lid on this year’s presenters, but here are some people who have been confirmed: Serena Williams, James McAvoy, Barbra Streisand, Daniel Craig (who will attend with his nominee wife), Charlize Theron, Awkwafina, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey (in character as Wayne and Garth), Stephan James, Samuel L. Jackson, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Trevor Noah, Brie Larson, Maya Rudolph, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Keegan Michael Key, John Mulaney, Queen Latifah, civil rights icon John Lewis, Elsie Fisher, Melissa McCarthy, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Tessa Thompson, Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman and tons more.

I made my Oscar predictions last week, and I feel strongly that there will be at least one surprise in one of the big categories, possibly Best Supporting Actor, possibly Best Director, who knows. I do know that this year’s Oscars is going to be utter shambles without a host. And Celebitchy & I will be tweeting and commenting the whole way through. We’ll have coverage this evening of the winners in the big categories, and we’ll have full Oscar fashion coverage tomorrow, starting bright and early. You can follow me on Twitter at KaiseratCB, and you can follow CB at Celebitchy. You can also follow Hecate at HecateatCB!

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  1. anp says:

    Angelina showing her Oscar Leg is part of Pop Culture now.

  2. Esmom says:

    Man, I miss the days when The Leg was a major scandal and our democracy was on stronger footing.

    I’m without a TV tonight, not that I’d watch it anyway, but I’m looking forward to your fashion critiques, commentary and recaps!

    • FC says:

      Do you remember how Joan Rivers covered Angie’s leg? All I remember is all the Fashion Police hosts salivating over her then Joan swooped in with a brutal burn because she DGAF.

    • Otis says:

      Oscars are losing their appeal/audience. Angelina doing her leg probaby wouldn’t be a big deal today.

  3. Mami says:

    Angelina’s style is exactly like the bubbies at my temple. I am so rooting for Roma and Yalitza.

  4. Lucy says:

    Marie Kondo is there!! I sort of love it? She looks fantastic.

  5. eto says:

    BILLY BOYD! The drama, I love him.

  6. Patty says:

    The leg! That was so ridulous. So so ridiculous. She did start a trend and they all look equally as ridiculous doing it.

    The expectations for this years show are so low that if it’s even halfway decent, people will probably rave about it. I won’t be watching but I actually hope the no host thing is a success, and that the ceremony is about 90-120 min shorter than usual. The hosts will are unnecessary in my opinion and there have been more failures than successes in recent years anyway.

    • Milla says:

      But the movies are not bad. The ceremony however.. hw is in trouble and they had to bring people to host it. Not one person but a whooole army.

    • Div says:

      I actually wonder if the reverse might happen and it will backfire: people have been predicting that the Oscars are going to be a trashfire, so even if they are good they’ll be already primed to view it through a negative lenses.

      Anyway, I agree that no host is probably a good thing.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Ah, I always thought Billy Crystal enhanced any Oscars show that he hosted.

  7. Dttimes2 says:

    Is it wrong that i wish Jordyn Woods would turn up with an Alister date just so the Kardashians’ heads would explode LOL

  8. broodytrudy says:

    Wallowing in sorrow for my girl Amy Adams, who will not win again.

    I will cross my fingers for the Emmy’s to give her proper recognition this year.

  9. Becks1 says:

    630 and I feel so behind already!! I did just see Awkwafina, and she looked great.

  10. Becks1 says:

    Despite the lack of nominations, the cast of Crazy Rich Asians is BRINGING IT tonight. All flawless so far that I have seen.

  11. Becks1 says:

    Tina Fey looks lovely but boring. Like I feel like we always see her in that dress. And Maya Rudolph…..I wonder sometimes if she tries to find the ugliest dress she can?

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      I’m gonna duck while I’m saying this but… she dressed like she’s perpetually pregnant.

  12. Becks1 says:

    Also, people, help me out. I’m watching ABC. Who is the woman in black talking to people? Despite my time on here, I am very behind on like 90% of famous people.

  13. Carmen says:

    Can we talk about the clothes? I want what Michelle Yeoh is wearing,

    • Becks1 says:

      she looked fabulous. Loved the simple hair, the gorgeous dress, the jewelry, etc. Just amazing. So far, that’s my favorite look.

  14. Myrtle says:

    Anyone know where or how to watch in the U.S. if you don’t have broadcast TV or cable, just internet and Roku? Thanks!!

    EDIT: found one: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1vAxRyqwlNgJl !!!

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m watching on ABC, you may be able to stream it through their app or website.

      • Myrtle says:

        Not available in my area – oh well. The link above was red carpet only + the opening song with QUEEN – it was awesome xx Glad i at least got to see that.

  15. Ex checker says:

    Michele Yeoh is my goddess. This woman has killed it EVERY time. My heart

  16. Maxie says:

    Michelle Yeoh and Helen Mirren both look fabulously flawless.

  17. Becks1 says:

    Amy Adams looks lovely. A little bit different from her usual (hair is a bit different), but we do see that silhouette from her often. But I like the color and the sparkles lol. She looks good.

  18. Kebbie says:

    I love Emma Stone’s dress. Is that Louis Vuitton? That’s who her contract is with, right? It seems too good to be LV.

  19. Carmen says:

    I didn’t know Lisa Bonet is so little. She looks good, though.

  20. Kebbie says:

    Oh Rachel, no 🤦‍♀️

    • Becks1 says:

      So far Rachel, Maya and Linda C. are my three big misses of the night. Others I dont love – Emma Stone and JLo primarily – but they arent “misses.” But those three……

      • Kebbie says:

        Rachel is just so hit or miss, sometimes she just nails it and other times it’s so disappointing.

        I love Emma’s dress though, probably my favorite of the night. I can’t believe it’s LV. It looks like something Cate Blanchett would wear (and look a lot better in, probably.)

        I still want to know who Amy Adams is wearing.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Kebble – tom and lorenzo just said it was Versace.

      • Kebbie says:

        They did great. A lot of times her dresses just aren’t tailored well or something, but this one fits her like a glove without looking too small.

  21. Dttimes2 says:

    Brie Larson looks amazing

  22. lucy2 says:

    Just checking the photos on E, have to finish some work before I can watch any coverage. Amy Adams, Allison Janey, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson, Tina Fey, Regina King, Michelle Yeoh, and Marie Kondo (!) all have gorgeous gowns.
    Several ladies in pants / suits – love it!

  23. Carmen says:

    Love Laura Harrier’s dress.

    Tina Fey kept it elegant and understated. Good for her.

    JLo, my God — hate on her all you want, but she looks fabulous.

    • Becks1 says:

      I dont love the dress (I dont love super structured dresses like that) but her body is incredible and the dress highlights that. I want to look like that at 50. Hell I want to look like that at any age.

      • Carmen says:

        I didn’t think it was structured at all. It’s a very simple sheath dress. The bling fabric is what set it off.

    • Nothingtoseehere says:

      I think Jennifer Lopez dress is a silver version of the dress Amal Clooney was supposed to wear in the red carpet at the met ball

  24. Sushismama says:


  25. BengalCat😻 says:

    Is Jason Momoa wearing a pink scrunchie on his wrist? Rowr, he’s so fine!

  26. me46 says:

    I’m not a fan of Gaga’s look.

    • Becks1 says:

      When I first just saw the top of it – hair, necklace, and the bodice – I thought okay, I like this. The hair isnt my favorite but she’s Gaga so whatever. I liked the idea of a simple classic dress with that necklace.

      Then I saw the rest of it and just thought……oh. oh, Gaga.

      • Kebbie says:

        And she did the same oversized hip thing at the GG’s a few years ago. This is just like an uglier version of that.

    • BlueSky says:

      She’s trying to channel Audrey Hepburn’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” look.

      No just…..no

  27. Libby says:

    Emma Stone’s dress is awful (i know other people seem to like it so, probably an unpopular opinion). I think LV is too severe for her. She’s pretty/kinda ethereal and LV is so structured.

  28. BPM says:

    Here we go. Time for the rich narcissists to let their wokeness shine.

    • Becks1 says:

      If we’re lucky, we’ll get another selfie that will age super well, like the one with Ellen from a few years ago (with Brad and Angelina, Kevin Spacey, etc).

  29. Nev says:

    Jlo amazing.
    Regina too.

  30. AbominableSnowPickle says:

    Billy Porter and that amaaaazing black velvet tuxedo gown is my favorite so far! Christian Siriano does it again! And Porter wears it with such elegance and élan, the gown is defintely being worn and not wearing him.

    • Carmen says:

      Oh please, somebody needed to tell him it was the Oscars and not a Halloween party. That thing was ridiculous.

  31. Becks1 says:

    Yay Regina!!!

  32. me46 says:

    Isn’t it traditional that the previous year best supporting actor presents for Best supporting actress?

  33. lucy2 says:

    More photos! I love Serena Williams’ dress. Gaga’s looks like a Marilyn costume. JLO looks amazing. Glad she didn’t do the super tight, slicked back hair. I would love Emma’s if it didn’t have the weird sleeves. MBJ looks great.

  34. Lena says:

    SO disappointed with Rachel’s dress. I might not get over it. And WHY Marie kondo? And people complain when TV ACTORS show up. Now we are in reality closet cleaners land.

  35. amg says:

    Wow! I love Rachel’s dress!!! I think she looks like a beautiful alien.

  36. Boxy Lady says:

    So far so good. Moving everything right along. Who needs a host?

  37. Becks1 says:

    I liked that he let Hannah talk. (I cant remember his name ha and I’m not googling at this instant.)

  38. Becks1 says:

    I am enjoying the no-host format. It is helping to cut out some of the filler.

  39. Lightpurple says:

    I’m liking the pace of the show. And I’m 6 for 6.

  40. Kebbie says:

    Alfonso Cuaron is so hot. I liked The Favourite more than Roma, but I won’t mind seeing him up on stage a few times tonight.

  41. Carmen says:


  42. Becks1 says:

    These wins for BR make sense. These are the kinds of awards I expected it to pick up.

    But, interesting for the rest of the awards – right now there seems to be a split between BR, Roma, and Black Panther. Wonder which way the rest of the awards will go.

  43. Maxie says:

    What’s the difference between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing?

    • Becks1 says:

      I dont know and I kind of wish they would explain that. I’m not sure of a good way to do it though? Maybe even in the preshow, have a primer on “these are the details on some of those more technical awards.” They showed clips of all the best actress/actor etc nominees – but many some background on those other awards would be helpful.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      From I can tell, the sound mixer is responsible for recording all the sounds for effects and the sound editor puts all the sounds together to make the sound effects. I might be wrong though.

    • Deering says:

      Sound editing is coming up with the sounds. Sound mixing is mixing them together.

  44. Lightpurple says:

    Great Trump joke with the umbrella

  45. Becks1 says:

    Is there a reason they dont have Emily Blunt singing this? (Does Bette sing another version in the movie or something?)

    • Deering says:

      I think the Academy messed around so much over the live-performance question, they ran out of time to get committments.

  46. Cindy says:

    All I want to say is thank you, Kevin Hart, for being a moron. Im really enjoying the hostless format and I hope they keep it.

  47. Kebbie says:

    Charlize’s dress is really bad. She’s so modelesque, Dior doesn’t deserve her.

  48. LeslieM says:

    Michael Keaton channeling his inner Ed O’Neill?

  49. phlyfiremama says:

    Omg Billy Porter needs a dedicated post on CB!! He looks amazing!

  50. minx says:

    I’m, uh, actually enjoying this Oscar show?

  51. Eve says:

    LOVED that the Best Documentary Short Subject went to “Period. End of Sentence” just because of that Oscar-voter who said the subject was “icky”.

  52. Ichooseme says:

    Well. Watched that duet through my fingers.

    Why so orange ?

  53. IlsaLund says:

    This is starting to feel like these Oscar voters may actually award Best Picture to Bohemian Rhapsody. What an injustice if that happens.

  54. Eve says:

    Another win for Black Panther! YAY!

    *Original Score.

  55. Ali says:

    Ugh. Shallow is horrible. But I appreciate Gaga’s spirit.

    • enike says:

      to this day I cannot understand the hype about that song
      the only interesting thing about is how in love is Gaga with Bradley

    • Deering says:

      This was the first time I heard it, and it was…unimpressive. Did it play better in context or something?

  56. me46 says:

    Are the only awards left the big 4? It’s only 10:30 pm. I remember when they used to go to 12:00 am.

  57. Jerusha says:

    Jeez, they left Stanley Donen off of In Memoriam. Singin’ in the Rain, Funny Face, Charade, Two for the Road, among many others.

  58. Ali says:

    Everything Barbara Streisand just said. I hope it wins best picture!

  59. Eve says:

    Shit…Glenn Close didn’t win.

    • Coco says:

      I loved Olivia Colman in The Favourite so if she was going to lose to anyone I’m glad it was her. Both were excellent performances.

  60. Guest says:

    Love Olivia Coleman, happy she won!

  61. IlsaLund says:

    I’ve actually enjoyed this year’s ceremony. It didn’t feel bloated and try hardy like they usually are. The Academy should definitely stick with the host less format and just tighten things up a bit.

  62. Becks1 says:

    OMG how is this still so long. I stayed up because around 1015 they seemed to be moving along. Its like they added more commercials on purpose.

  63. Coco says:

    Uggggghhhhhh Green Book. The last picture I wanted to win this year.

  64. JinnyBye says:

    Green Book?!? FFS.

  65. Skwinkee says:

    Gaga’s dramatic over crying made me mad, there’s a reason why you didn’t win best actress….

    Otherwise-meh. It could have been worse, it HAS been worse.

    I actually think the no host worked very well this year.

    I really loved Barbara Streisand stanning Spike Lee. That was awesome and he was robbed, again.

  66. Herta says:

    Face fillered up.

  67. Tw says:

    Thanks for the post about nothing, Angie’s PR team.

  68. Bc says:

    My goodness! This woman lucked out! These children are beautiful! Tears are filling my eyes. Kudos to her , shes done well and its showing through the kids. I love her. Ugh, who cut these onions?!

  69. AD says:

    One of her legacy!