Oscar Presenters: Rating Their Chemistry

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Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart
Which Oscar presenters were perfect pairs and which ones were odd couples?

While the Oscar red carpet is the best place to check out who's dating who, the actual show is a great time to check out the chemistry between presenters. As with every broadcast, some of this year's couplings seemed really random (Jennifer Lopez and Sam Worthington) and others made perfect sense (Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner), but it was interesting to see which paired-up Oscar presenters really hit if off...and which ones looked like they just wanted to hit each other.

Best Chemistry

 

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin - It's no surprise that this year's co-hosts—who starred together in It's Complicated and remain Saturday Night Live's most popular and frequent hosts—played beautifully off of each other. Some of their jokes may have been a little obvious, but they really had fun riffing and didn't earn any awkward silences from the audience. (Fellow comedian David Letterman knows all too well about those awkward silences!)

Cameron Diaz and Steve Carell - Steve was charming and self-effacing as usual during the lead-up to presenting the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The comedian delivered a speech about how "beautiful" he and Cameron are, then waited for Cameron's well-time punchline that the speech was originally written for her and Jude Law.

Amanda Seyfriend and Miley Cyrus - Miley may annoy us most days, but she was visibly nervous during the presentation of Best Original Song, so we actually felt a bit bad for her when she flubbed one of her lines. (A very small bit.) Together, she and the always-adorable Amanda were endearingly girly. In fact, we wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that the two are having a sleepover tonight and painting each other's nails at this very minute.

Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr. - The funny lady and the Iron man (who took the stage to present the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) had the best chemistry of the night! Delivered with Tina's amazing dry wit and Robert's super-slick mock arrogance, their bit focused on the relationship between actors and writers, or as Robert called them, "handsome, gifted people" and "sickly little mole people." Fantastic. Now when can we expect Robert's cameo on 30 Rock

Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick - Although they weren't technically presenting, it was great to see these two introducing a tribute to the late John Hughes. No doubt seeing Samantha Baker and Ferris Bueller together after all these years made every '80s kid feel like they were at the best high school reunion ever.

 
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