13 Awkward Situations That Happened During the Oscars
The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the biggest events in the movie industry. $44 million was spent in 2018 on organizing the event which is attended by 3,300 guests and watched by people from 225 countries. It is important for the ceremony to go as planned. But even if the preparation is meticulous, it doesn’t mean that everything will go off without a hitch.
Bright Side remembers the most awkward situations that happened during the Oscars ceremonies over the years.
1. Мr. Lawyer — Marlon Brando
During the 45th Oscar ceremony, Marlon Brando received the award in the Best Actor category (for The Godfather). But the actor refused to attend the event. And in his place, an unknown actress went up on stage who explained that Marlon did this in order to protect the rights of Indians in the movie industry.
2. Ms. Lucky — Barbra Streisand
According to the rules of the Motion Picture Academy, the award for best acting is given to only one person. But in 1969, a unique thing happened — 2 actresses received the same number of votes and both received the award for Best Actress. It was Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter and Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl. Katharine did not attend the ceremony, so Barbra got all the attention.
3. Mr. Rebel — Richard Gere
Richard Gere was supposed to announce who the winner was but instead he started discussing the political issues of China. Because of this, the Academy prohibited Gere from attending the ceremony for 20 years.
4. Mr. Thankful — Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody received the Oscar for his role in The Pianist in 2003. The actor was so happy that he even kissed Halle Berry, who was on stage at the moment. Since then, Halle hasn’t attended the ceremony very often.
5. Mr. and Ms. Bad Commentary — James Franco and Anne Hathaway
James Franco and Anne Hathaway were chosen as hosts of the ceremony. The actors made such bad jokes and demonstrated such inappropriate behavior that critics agreed that their show was the worst in the history of Oscars.
6. Ms. Strike-a-Pose — Angelina Jolie
In 2012, Angelina Jolie chose a black Versace dress for the ceremony. She tried to emphasize the elegance of her dress by showing her right leg all the time, both on the red carpet and on the stage. Jolie’s leg even got its own Twitter account after that.
7. Ms. Fall — Jennifer Lawrence
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence fell during the ceremony 2 times! In 2013, her dress was very long, she stepped on it and fell on the stairs when she was going to the stage to receive her Oscar for the role in Silver Linings Playbook. And just one year later, she fell on the red carpet again, but security helped her back up.
8. Ms. Hostess-with-the-Mostest — Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Oscar ceremony. As a true host, Ellen was not only mindful to make the show entertaining for the guests, but she even fed them too. She went on stage with a pizza delivery guy and started giving pizza to celebrities. After that, she asked them to give the guy a tip.
9. Mr. Bad Kiss — John Travolta
The Oscar ceremony has had a lot of kisses: from Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s passionate kiss to a shocking one where Angelina Jolie kissed her own brother. But the funniest and the most awkward one was John Travolta’s kiss. In 2015, he ran toward Scarlett Johansson, who was posing for cameras at that moment, and kissed her. The picture went viral in a matter of hours.
10. Mr. Memory Lapse — Leonardo DiCaprio
There have been so many jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio and his Oscar. The talented actor had to wait a long time to finally receive one. In 2016, the dream of millions of people came true and he got the Oscar for his role in The Revenant. But that same night, he forgot it in the restaurant where they were celebrating. When DiCaprio was leaving the restaurant, a man caught up with him and returned the award.
11. Best Mistake — the organizers
In 2017, when the winner for the Best Picture category was supposed to be announced, the envelopes were switched accidentally and as a result, La La Land got the award. After the mistake was fixed, the award was given to Moonlight.
12. Best Dress — Billy Porter
American actor Billy Porter shocked everyone with his dress for the 2019 Oscar ceremony. He appeared on the red carpet wearing a tuxedo-dress. Christian Siriano, the winner of the 4th season of Project Runway, was the designer.
The audience started to make jokes that Billy won the Best Costume Design award before the ceremony started. He was also compared to Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
13. Best Announcement — Samuel L. Jackson
During the 91st Oscars ceremony, before announcing the winner in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, Samuel L. Jackson decided to have fun. He knows that Spike Lee is a fan of the New York Knicks, and he said that it was good that Spike was sitting. Because The Knicks finally won after 18 consecutive times that they lost. And after that, he gave Spike his Oscar.
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