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By / 02.25.13

As we’ve seen, Disney’s Oscar-winning short happily ever after, without a care for all those old people who now need to write new wills. Well it turns out, one of Paperman‘s producers, Kristina Reed (above), decided to celebrate last night’s Oscar win by throwing paper airplanes of her own inside the auditorium. Which resulted in her promptly getting kicked out of the Dolby Theatre.

This is what happens when magical realism stops being magical and starts getting real.

After Disney’s Paperman won the Academy Award for best animated short Sunday, producer Kristina Reed began throwing paper airplanes, about three or four — with kisses on them, like the ones seen in the film — from her seat in the mezzanine.

You don’t even want to know how Michael Haneke celebrated.

The paper planes were nowhere near the stage, instead shooting straight down from the balcony. It went largely unnoticed by the crowd, but security didn’t think the act was very sweet, kicking her out of the Dolby Theatre auditorium.
It would turn out to be temporary. After a short protest, security brought her back to her seat about five to 10 minutes later. [THR]

Blatant publicity stunt? A clever way to make people think of Paperman‘s producers as people and not as a giant, faceless, evil corporation (Disney)? Maybe, but it was cute, and it worked, and when you’re making short films, it doesn’t take much to separate you from the other guys. Let’s not forget why Academy members voted for Paperman in the first place. Here’s what an anonymous Academy voter had to say about that part of his ballot when The Hollywood Reporter talked to him as he was filling it out last week:

BEST SHORT (ANIMATED)

[Had not seen any of the films, but had heard good things about Paperman so he voted for it.]

Vote: Paperman [THR]

Yup. But at least Paperman was cute. I’m still waiting for someone to explain Crash to me.

[picture via TheIndependant]


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