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Angelina Jolie: Stick thin & awkward at the Oscars

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Angelina Jolie strikes a pose

Angelina Jolie looked alarmingly thin at the Oscars last night, and her leg totally upstaged her. Is the Ice Queen now fodder for mockery? One Oscar winner says yes!

Angelina Jolie strikes a pose

Angelina Jolie made quite the appearance at the Academy Awards last night with her Oscar-nominated baby daddy Brad Pitt in one of her typical boring black dresses -- but it was what was underneath that got people talking.

Jolie's stick-thin twig arms rivaled Demi Moore's skeletal figure, and her face looked extremely gaunt.

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We're used to the "Angelina is too skinny!" chatter, though. What was truly amusing about her Oscar presentation last night was her studied -- and extremely awkward -- posing. In a dress that is slit up to there, one's leg is meant to be seen, right? Jolie took it a bit too far and instead of making it look natural just looked… well, weird. And forced. Like she was doing lunges or something. Totally weird.

In fact, it was so immediately obvious and ridiculous that one of the award winners to which she presented the coveted statue even mocked her, to the delight of the audience.

"It was just an impulse. I was just standing there and I thought…" screenwriter Jim Rash told the Washington Post, trailing off. "I hope it was okay. I hope she thought it was OK. It was a loving tribute."

See for yourself:

The stance immediately lit up Twitter, and "Angelina's leg" became a hot trending topic of the night.

Better than talking about her weight again, we suppose.

Image courtesy Adriana M. Ba/WENN
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