Oscars 2012: 'The Descendants' Writers Mock Angelina Jolie (VIDEO)

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Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash collecting their Oscar
Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash collecting their Oscar

Now there's another reason to love Jim Rash - apart from the fact that he writes and stars in Community.

Last night, Rash, his comedy writing partner Nat Faxon and writer-director Alexander Payne picked up the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, for The Descendants.

They collected it from Angelina Jolie - who, on stage, had settled herself into the pose she'd previously been working to death on the red carpet. Namely, sticking her right leg out of her split-to-the-thigh Atelier Versace gown.

Jolie's laboured posturing wasn't lost on Rash - who promptly mimicked it, and thus provided possibly the funniest moment of the night.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, some over-sensitive souls were upset by the "diss". But as Faxon pointed out later: "Angelina's supremely hot. There's no way to do anything but honour her." And as for naughty Rash? "I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun," he said backstage. "And you know what? We have exactly the same legs! Really, it was a loving tribute and nothing but."

Personally, we think it was a moment of Zen. Take a look at it below (and below that, pics of all your favourite comedy stars at showbiz's big night out):

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Comedy stars at the Oscars 2012
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