The 81-year-old Vertigo actress presented the awards for Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short with Matthew McConaughey early in the night, and her stiff mien set Twitter off to its nastiest races.
Ignoring Jimmy Kimmel's warning not to throw stones from glass Internet houses, many tweets joked about the, uh, Frozen state of Novak's face as she announced the Disney hit had won.
Others lamented Hollywood's obsession with youth and how it drives aging actresses to go under the knife, while still others wondered if Novak's difficulty speaking and altered appearance stemmed from the nerve damage resulting from her 2006 horse riding accident.
Does Kim Novak know here face was not the "Frozen" that just won the Academy Award?— BBJZ: Blockd By Jizz (@BlckdByJilZarin) March 3, 2014
Kim Novak was just safely transported back to the Hollywood Wax Museum. #Oscars— Nick Youssef (@NickYoussef) March 3, 2014
All three of us saw Kim Novak’s face and said, “Ohhh.”— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) March 3, 2014
If we weren't obsessed w/ advertisers youth craze, Kim Novak may not have had the surgery everyone's tweeting about. It's OK to be 81.— Vicki St. Clair (@VickiStClair) March 3, 2014
For everyone making fun of Kim Novak, her walk was reminiscent of someone who has recently suffered a stroke.— jg (@JustinGlawe) March 3, 2014