A Modest Robert Pattinson Classes Up The Oscars

Robert Pattinson at the 2009 Academy AwardsSome people watch the Oscars looking for Brad and Angelina, Jack Nicholson in the front row, or the annual musical tributes to the past year in film. Sunday’s ceremony, however, brought a new star to the game: Robert Pattinson.

It was a blast watching the “Twilight” heartthrob navigate the red carpet this year for one main reason: He’s still a normal guy. Yes, an abnormally good-looking normal guy, but Robert is every bit as self-deprecating, easily embarrassed, and endearingly sincere as any of us would be during our first time at an Oscar ceremony – and let’s hope no matter how big he gets, he stays that way.

Of course, for all the Twilighters out there, every shot of Mickey Rourke in the audience meant one thing: Rob could be glimpsed over the Oscar nominee’s right shoulder. Like an angel whispering in Mickey’s ear, RPattz sat there in his classy, old-school tux, looking as much like a star from yesterday as he did a star from tomorrow.

And then there was the hair.

“Maybe,” he told us on the red carpet when we asked if he was letting his locks grow long again. “I mean if it grows any more; if it keeps going.”

If there’s one thing Twilighters know, it’s that Rob’s hair is as endless, raw and carefree as his acting style. It appears as though we’ll be seeing our old buddy Edward again real soon, when “New Moon” begins filming next month.

We just posted a new story over at MTV.com about Rob’s thoughts on the sequel, as well as the two films (at least) that will come after it. Something tells me we’ll be seeing plenty of RPattz at Oscar ceremonies in the years to come.

What do you think? Was Rob the best-looking celeb at the Oscars this year? Do you think he has what it takes to win his own Academy Award someday?