Angelina Jolie's Leg: Breakout Star of the Oscars

On display in a slit-to-there gown, the star's gam got plenty of attention – and its own Twitter handle

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Angelina Jolie had a real leg up on the competition Sunday night at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

Although stars like Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin walked away with top honors, it was the leg-baring slit in Jolie’s black Atelier Versace gown that kept people buzzing on Monday.

Before the end of the telecast, there was already a Twitter handle dedicated to that part of the actress, 36, called @AngiesRightLeg.

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The feed has 14,101 followers and counting, and the anonymously penned posts include, “Look at meeee!!” and “You have to admit I’m one hell of a leg.”

And aside from a number of blog headlines, on Monday’s Today Show, even Kathie Lee Gifford, who called Jolie “drop dead gorgeous,” poked fun at the actress.

“I don’t understand it,” she said. “If there’s any person on the planet who does not need to pose, it’s Angelina Jolie. We see her coming, she has our attention … I understand it on the carpet because it’s all about the pose, but when you go up there to present – ‘Could you go a little lower, guys? ‘Cause it’s about the leg.’ ”

Calling Jolie’s pose “kind of weird,” Debi Mazar Tweeted during the show, “Why did Angelina do that ‘leg thing?’ [But] if I had legs like that, I might, I guess..:).”

Patricia Heaton even compared Jolie’s stance to “Tebowing,” Tweeting, “I was wondering why Angelina was standing like that – then the writers copied her.”

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