Okay, so Sacha Cohen and Ben Stiller’s vetoed Avatar sketch at the Oscars might not have been that funny, but keep in mind, it’s either that or Hugh Jackman tap dancing. Anyway, whaddya know, someone talked to James Cameron, the guy they were worried would storm out of the room, and he said the sketch would’ve been fine by him:
If they want to poke fun at Avatar Sunday, that’s OK by me,” said Cameron, “I’m sure we’ll laugh.”
As far as he’s concerned, he told me, jokes are just another element of Hollywood’s big night. And he’s fine with it.
“The Oscars are a celebration of movies…even the gaffes and out-of-bounds stuff are all part of the fun.” [E Online]
Shocking. When one of the guys producing the Oscar telecast is a guy who’s frequently moved to tears by performances on So You Think You Can Dance, the producers may not be the best judges of what’s going to hurt people’s feelings. The guy would probably slit his wrists over a mismatched duvet.