Oscars Reaction: The 2011 Oscars were reduced to puerility last night after snubbed Spanish actor Javier Bardem sent Oscar winner Colin Firth over 300 pizzas to his hotel room.
Mischievous Bardem, 41, was so angry at losing to Firth in the Best Actor category that he phoned up a local pizza company, pretended to be Firth and stammered out an order for hundreds of Hawaiian pizzas, plus sides that included coleslaw and garlic bread.
“I don’t even like pineapple and I find that coleslaw gives me heartburn” a stunned Firth was overheard telling a delivery boy.
“I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that Oscar night is THE single most important night of the year for every single person in the whole wide world” said a spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Javier’s immature behavior has cast a dark shadow over the whole industry, and he’s going to have to work really hard to rebuild his reputation. For a start he’ll have to appear in a Ben Stiller film where he’ll get sexually humiliated. It’s the one night of the year when hard working actors and actresses finally get some attention and praise, and to have it ruined by this guy ordering too many pizzas on purpose is disgusting.”
A similar incident almost ruined everyone’s special night in 1996, after Meryl Streep – furious at losing out on the Best Actress gong to Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking - stole Saradon’s lacy underwear and ran them up a flagpole ‘like some kind of filthy celebrity flag’.
This resulted in host Whoopi Goldberg letting out a cry of “Streeeeeeeeeeep!” and shaking her fist – while Streep later received a 5 year ban from using accents in movies.