Guest blogger Chris Kaltenbach here:
Granted, it's not always easy backstage at the Oscars, coming up with questions that are both intelligent and likely to elicit a good quote. Sometimes, reporters have to stretch a little, ask questions that are a little off the beaten path, a little odd. But these two were just plain silly.
When the visibly pregnant Natalie Portman came backstage after winning her Oscar for "Black Swan," one reporter asked, in apparent seriousness, if there was any chance she might name her baby "Oscar."
"I think that's probably definitely out of the question," said a giggling Portman, who looked either embarrassed or amused.
Then, when Colin Firth came back to answer a few questions after winning for "The King's Speech," someone wanted to know if he thought the Oscar would get him an invite to the upcoming royal wedding.
"Mine's almost definitely lost in the post somewhere," he deadpanned.
Reporters only get to ask four or five questions when the winners come backstage, and they don't get a do-over for the silly ones.
Photo: Oscar winner Natalie Portman, who will not be naming her baby "Oscar." Credit: Getty Images.