The 77th Academy Awards assigned stand-up comedian Chris Rock to the hosting post, foreshadowing a night of ruder-than-usual digs at celebrities for laughs. Take this for example: "Who is Jude Law? Why is he in every movie I have seen in the last four years? Even if he's not acting in it, if you look at the credits he makes the cupcakes or something." Perhaps actor Sean Penn thought that Law forgot his armor, stepping onstage to defend his peer before presenting the lead actress award. "Forgive my lack of humor," Penn responded. "Jude Law is one of our most talented actors."
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