Kirk Douglas arrives on the stage, tells Anne Hathaway she's hot, and keeps alive the ABC tradition of maintaining airtime for entertainment legends who've had strokes. He's here to present the supporting actress Oscar, which he does with a lot of hamming in drawing out the announcement of the winner. It's Melissa Leo, who seems truly shocked to get the Oscar from Douglas. She makes a dirty joke about the view and Cate Blanchett. She takes her time, but she's nervous, and makes an oblique reference to her faux Oscar campaign. It's what they call an Oscar moment. She even takes Douglas's cane ("Oh my God," she mouths) as they head backstage. But, sweetie, he really looks like he needs that.
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