13 Oscars Cringiest Moments Of All Times
The Oscars are just a couple of days away and we're all waiting with so much anticipation! Let's not deny that everyone's excited to find out who's going to be taking the infamous, golden statuettes home this time. But, there's something else that makes the ceremony so entertaining too. On a night as glamorous, glitzy, and classy as the Oscars, we love to see the facepalming moments that make millions of viewers worldwide cringe. Let's take a look at some of the most hilarious, and downright weird things that happened over the past four decades.
13. THIS YEAR'S #OSCARSSOWHITE TREND GOES WAY BACK TO 1973, THANKS TO MARLON BRANDO
When Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his role in 'The Godfather', he decided to make a statement and boycott the ceremony. His reason for doing so was because of the lack of representation of Native Americans at the Academy, so naturally, he sent activist Sacheen Littlefeather instead. Rather than accepting the trophy, Littlefeather declined the award and was awkwardly booed off the stage before finishing her message.
12. ROB LOWE'S UNCOMFORTABLE DUET WITH SNOW WHITE
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times stated that this performance earned "a permanent place in the annals of Oscar embarrassments." Following his sex-tape scandal, Lowe thought this would be a good way to lessen the blow and restore his image. Instead, the off-key performance which included Rob dancing with some unknown actress dressed as Snow White was just painful to watch. To make matters worse, Disney ended up suing the Academy for the use of its copyrighted Snow White.
11. WHEN JAMES CAMERON QUOTES ... HIMSELF?
In 1998, Cameron's film 'Titanic' was raking in awards, taking home the prize for many different categories. One of the Oscar's James received was for Best Director. His speech started off fine - until he decided to quote (his own) famous line from the movie, ending it off with an obnoxiously sounding, "I'm the king of the world! Woo!" Needless to say, it was a little too much and totally unnecessary.
10. OVER-THE-TOP SIBLING LOVE
We can't deny that it's a great thing when you have a close relationship with your sibling - but obviously, there are boundaries. Based on what happened at the Red Carpet in 2000, it seems like Jolie and her brother don't have them. The actress brought her brother, Jamie Haven, as her guest when she was nominated for an award for the very first time.
Jolie ended up winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 'Girl, Interrupted', and decided to talk about how much she loves her brother. The actress said, "I'm so in love with my brother right now." Incest rumors started circulating, but they were shot down just as quick - apparently, they're just super close. Angie was pretty upset about all the negative talk. "It was disappointing that something so beautiful and pure could be turned into a circus."
9. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
After arriving in a weird enough "swan dress", singer Björk decided that wasn't enough. The singer created "ostrich bags" and, wait for it... legitimately started laying eggs on the red carpet. Obviously dubbed as one of the most worst-dressed moments, the dress became iconic - not only does it have it's own Wikipedia page, but it made it to an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Totally worth the risk.
8. AWKWARD MAKEOUT SESH WITH "THE PIANIST"
In 2003, Adrien Brody won an award for Best Actor in "The Pianist." Understandably, the actor was super excited after winning his first ever nomination - especially being the youngest one in this category - so he made a spontaneous decision. Before starting his speech, Adrien gave Halle Berry not just any kiss, but a pretty passionate, and once again, awkward smooch.
7. HOST FAIL
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are most likely going down in history as the most boring hosts at the Oscars. The two actors appeared as a duo, and it was so bad that both the audience and viewers were left feeling extremely uncomfortable. Firstly, there was absolutely no chemistry between them, and it seemed like Franco and Hathaway weren't too interested in making it work. The jokes weren't funny, and even the way they dressed was horrific. In an unsuccessful humorous attempt, Anne showed up in a tux and James did a drag look, dressed as Marilyn Monroe.
6. THE ANGIE LEGBOMBThis one was a total fail. The attention-seeking move went viral just 24 hours after the ceremony when Jolie was purposely exposing her right leg from the slit in her dress. Soon after, the actress' leg was being photoshopped onto Darth Vader, the Statue of Liberty, and other hilarious images.
5. JENNIFER'S INFAMOUS FALLLawrence received her first ever win for Best Actress for her role in 'Silver Linings Playbook.' The actress was dressed in a stunning, white and wide Dior gown, embodying the utmost grace - up until she had to walk up the stairs and fell. Hugh Jackman and Jean Dujardin instantly ran over the help the actress get back up. Jennifer casually addressed the fail and turned it into a joke, saying the standing ovation is only because people felt bad that she fell.
4. WHEN SETH MACFARLANE 'SAW YOUR B**BS'Macfarlane commenced the awards show with a song called "We Saw Your B**bs", where he basically just sung about seeing actresses' (who were in the audience) chest. And there were so many things wrong with this. The song was offensive, demeaning, and undermining the talents of many actresses', simply because they appeared topless in certain scenes. Needless to say, Seth received terrible feedback for his performance, with The New Yorker calling it a "hostile, ugly, sexist night."
3. ADELE DAZEEM WHO?This isn't the first time John Travolta was publicly ridiculed for his questionable behavior. In 2014, Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go" won her an Oscar - and Travolta failed miserably in his presentation. Rather than properly saying her name, the actor called her 'Adele Dazeem' with an awful accent. Instead of leaving this painful, awkward memory in the past, Idina decided to get her revenge on John the following year - and it backfired. The singer butchered Travolta's name purposely, to which he responded with stroking her face, saying “You, you, my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented Idina Menzel. Is that right?”
2. STACEY DASH: THE SOURCE OF CHRISSY TEIGEN'S INFAMOUS GIF REACTION
At the 2016 ceremony, Chris Rock introduced the "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash, who is publicly known for detracting the Black Lives Matter movement. Receiving a sad, almost nonexistent applause from the audience, Dash made the situation even more embarrassing, by wishing the audience a "happy Black History Month." Her 30-second appearance on stage was the cause of Chrissy Teigen's viral GIF reaction.
1. WHEN SAM SMITH THOUGHT HE MADE HISTORY IN 2016
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The singer won Best Original Song from the James Bond movie 'Spectre.' Of course, Smith was utterly thankful and tried his best in communicating this with everyone else - but, it didn't quite go so well. After stating that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar (which was wrong - there were many before him), Sam received so much backlash from the LGBT community that he had to quit Twitter.
After everything that's happened over the years, we really do hope that something just as humorous is in store for us at the 2019 ceremony. After all, everyone needs some sort of entertainment to help them sit through those +3 hours of presentations. Which of these moments made you guys cringe the most? And what do you think is waiting for us this year? Tell us your opinion in the comments below! Stay tuned for more details.