Actor Ben Stiller presents onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Ben Stiller
took the stage in full Na'vi style makeup to present the Academy Award for Best Makeup Sunday night. Stiller pointed out that Avatar
wasn't actually nominated for Best Makeup since its characters were created through CG instead of makeup. Ben Stiller didn't shy away from the yellow contacts either. (From Avatar)
But he had to wear something, right? Stiller said he had to choose between the Na'vi outfit or his Star Trek
ears signed by Leonard Nimoy, but he thought the ears were a little too nerdy.
Stiller was originally going to present the awards along with Borat
star Sacha Baron Cohen
, but his sketch made Oscar producers nervous. Sacha and Ben were originally planning to appear together with Sacha dressed as a female Na'vi pregant with James Cameron's love child. While many speculated that the sketch was nixed because producers didn't want to make fun of the wildly successful director, James Cameron has said he doesn't mind being the butt of the joke.More on Zimbio: