27/02/2012 11:07 GMT | Updated 28/04/2012 06:12 BST

Angelina Jolie's Right Leg Steals Oscars Limelight And Even Gets Its Own Twitter Account

Its owner may have gone home from the Academy Awards empty-handed, but Angelina Jolie's right leg is now the talk of tinseltown.

The shapely limb, which was on permanent display during the Oscars ceremony, even has its own Twitter page - and has already amassed more than 12,000 followers.

Gossip and fashion sources were abuzz after Jolie arrived at the bash in a black velvet gown with a very daring slit up to her mid-thigh.

As they reached fever pitch, the leg in question burst onto the Twitter scene with a modest "You have to admit I'm one hell of a leg".

Judging by the press it's getting, the rest of the world seems to concur.

Buzzfeed crowned it "the breakout star of this year's Academy Awards', while other outlets termed the actress's curious posturing "legbombing".

Jolie's leg even tried to hog the spotlight as its owner handed an Oscar to Jim Rash, Nat Faxton and Alexander Payne for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants.

Rash took it upon himself to mimick the prominent stance, later adding: "I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun.

"And you know what? We have exactly the same legs! Really, it was a loving tribute and nothing but."

Scroll down for a picture gallery of Jolie's right leg on Oscars night - and its other moments in the spotlight.