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Kim Novak shocks Oscar viewers

Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey present the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014
Kim Novak and Matthew McConaughey present the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014
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Kim Novak, the 81-year-old actress who starred in many films back in the 1950s and 1960s, was paired with now-Academy-Award-winner actor Matthew McConaughey to present an Oscar on Sunday night. During and after Kim Novak’s appearance, social media lit up regarding her appearance and presentation, according to a Fox News report on Sunday night.

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Novak and McConaughey were on stage near the beginning of the Oscar television broadcast to present the award for "Best Animated Feature” at the 86th Academy Awards. After awkwardly walking on stage, she had difficulty speaking. Additionally, her face appeared to be somewhat unnaturally tight.

The award that Novak handed out was to the motion picture “Frozen.” Very unkindly, jokes were made on social media – particularly on Twitter - about the irony of Novak’s appearance and that she was announcing “Frozen” as the winner.

Others criticized the attendees of the Academy Awards for not giving the legendary actress a standing ovation for being there.

Kim Novak began her career at the age of 21, in 1954. She became famous very quickly for her leading-role performance in the motion picture “Picnic” in 1955. She also was in movies such as “Pal Joey” and “Vertigo” – an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. She has been married to Robert Malloy since 1976 and lives on a ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon, raising llamas and horses. She is an accomplished artist, as well.

"12 Years a Slave" was named "Best Picture" at the Academy Award ceremony on Sunday night.