Even after producers dropped the live broadcast, this year's Oscars were less than they expected. But it was also spectacular enough that people are still talking about it two weeks later. Perhaps you've heard Amy Schumer, one of the night's three guests, who performed a sort of exit interview with Howard Stern, where she reveals, that one of her bits got her death threats.
The bit in question was when Kirsten Dunst, who was nominated for The Power of the Dog, assumed to be a mere seat filler, the name for people who keep the auditorium looking packed with bodies when attendees nip off to the bathroom (or the bar). Not everyone was aware of it. (Possibly because Dunst Plemons are both excellent actors.) And some of them come for Schumer.
Schumer told Stern that both the secret service and the LAPD were examining the threats. They were that serious, she said. She told her flabbergasted host that some of her attackers said she treated Dunst with "disrespect."
Schumer told Stern she "reach out" to Dunst and Plemons, "because I've been burned too many times. I didn't want the camera to cut to someone looking so distraught."
Dunst and Plemons even arrived to her defense afterwards. She was really helpful. She and Jesse are the coolest, Schumer said. She even posted like, Hey, I knew about that bit, like because she knew I was receiving death threats.
This year's Oscars have been a whole lot different. In other Power of the Dog news, Sam Elliott recently was mocked about it.