Streetartist Plastic Jesus hat in Los Angeles pünktlich zur Verleihung eine koksende Oscar-Statue aufgestellt, die wurde dann natürlich schnellstmöglich wieder entfernt:
A giant Oscars statuette snorting lines of cocaine was booted from Hollywood Blvd. today, in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, site of Sunday's Academy Awards. Entitled "Hollywood's Best Party," the life-sized golden Oscar statue is on its hands and knees, holding a rolled-up hundred dollar bill to lines of white powder. The statue was featured on a red-carpet like pedestal, flanked with velvet ropes, even a security staff.