WATCH: Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais on ‘The Simpsons’

Russell Brand on 'The Simpsons'

With the 83rd annual Academy Awards just around the corner, Sunday night’s (February 20) episode of The Simpsons played on the 2011 awards season with their hilarious Oscars special, Angry Dad: The Movie. Some of Britain’s finest were also in on the fun.

As previously reported, Fox’s long-running animated series saw British funnyman Ricky Gervais spoofing his Golden Globes hosting gig. Russell Brand threw in a few quality jabs to his peers before presenting Bart and Homer with a Golden Globe for Best Animated Short Film for Angry Dad.

Once at the Oscars, Bart and Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park vied for the top animated prize, as presented by Halle Berry. Park’s “Willis and Crumble” sketch, Better Gnomes and Gardens, was especially great. For those who missed it, here are some highlights.