Renee Zellweger and Kristen Stewart both made a splash at the 2013 Academy Awards, but the pair did not create an enviable Oscar buzz — most on Twitter instantly reacting to the show suggested one or both of the actresses looked a bit … worse for wear.
The reaction to Renee Zellweger and Kristen Stewart is also a product of a society that once watched the shows and rehashed them over water coolers the following day — but now, people can instantly weigh in on whether a star looks better, worse, tired, botoxed, drunk, high or all of the above. Essentially, we are now all Joan Rivers.
Renee Zellweger has been kind of low-key in recent years, and the blonde Jerry Maguire star has always been mocked for her habit of making a “squinty” face. But last night, the actress came in for a bit more critique — watching Twitter as she appeared on stage was a bit like a real life “Burn Book” from Mean Girls.
Zellweger “trended” immediately, and the feedback was the sort where those of us watching at home felt somewhat better she was up on stage and not reading tweets. Watchers opined:
Uh-oh, just heard Renee Zellweger is driving the bus to the Vanity Fair afterparty.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 25, 2013
I found Renee Zellweger’s impersonationof a blind asian woman to be both crude and offensive. — The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) February 25, 2013
What’s up w Renee Zellweger (sp?)? She couldn’t read the card, looked loopy walking off star. Now looks hammered.
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) February 25, 2013
— Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) February 25, 2013
Kristen Stewart did not fare much better than Renee Zellweger, and her flat affect in reading from the cards as well as her strangely disheveled hair did not impress the legions of Oscar watchers, who tweeted:
Kristen Stewart’s horrible arm bruise just signed a three picture deal.
— Chris Case (@ChrisCaseTweets) February 25, 2013
Sorry Kristen Stewart. Take a bath… For once.
— SutanlovesRaja (@sutanamrull) February 25, 2013
Kristen Stewart is out in the parking lot building a fire in a garbage can
— Mary Charlene (@IamEnidColeslaw) February 25, 2013
From 1 to Kristen Stewart, how much do you hate life
— Nessa1dee (@Nessa1dee) February 25, 2013
Were you watching Renee Zellweger and Kristen Stewart on Oscar night? Did you have the same reaction?