Kim Novak Looks Unrecognizable at 2014 Oscars, Sparks "Frozen" Twitter Jokes

Celebrity Beauty Mar. 3, 2014 AT 8:50AM
Kim Novak in 1960 and at the 2014 Academy Awards Twitter was abuzz with people talking about 81-year-old screen legend Kim Novak's appearance at the 2014 Oscars on March 2 Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Ellen's epic selfie wasn't the only buzzworthy social media moment of the 2014 Oscars. Screen legend Kim Novak also set Twitter abuzz on Sunday, March 2, when she took the stage to present a trophy with Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey.

The 81-year-old star, known for classics including the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo, was tasked with announcing the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature alongside McConaughey. Unfortunately for her, the winner was Disney's Frozen -- which provided Twitter users with plenty of ammo for jokes about her stiff speech and appearance.

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"Kim Novak's face just won for 'Frozen,'" user Chris Chua tweeted.

"Kim Novak was just safely transported back to the Hollywood Wax Museum," comedian Nick Youssef quipped.

"When Kim Novak said the winner was Frozen, I thought she was talking about her face," writer Fortune Feimster joked.

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"MUST. NOT. TWEET. ABOUT. KIM. NOVAK'S. FACE. #BeNice #Oscar," actor David Krumholtz wrote.

Others on the site rallied to Novak's defense. Rose McGowan, for example, shared a photo of the actress in her heyday, captioning it, "Kim Novak! No standing ovation?! Self-obsessed and disrespectful, that sums up the Oscar audience."

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Added user @jjtierney, "People making fun of Kim Novak on Twitter is why we can't have nice things."

Novak has not made a movie since 1991's Liebestraum. Two years ago, she revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she has also successfully battled breast cancer.

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