7 Incredibly Awkward Oscar Moments, Complete With Cringe-Worthy Video

Share on twitter Tweet
Share on facebook Share

Trivial Diversions

7 Incredibly Awkward Oscar Moments, Complete With Cringe-Worthy Video

7 Incredibly Awkward Oscar Moments, Complete With Cringe-Worthy Video

People may dismiss the Oscars for its politicized lobbying practices, but there is no denying the allure of celebrities on live TV. Over the years, the Oscars have produced some incredibly cringe-worthy moments, and here are 9 great ones…

1. Angelina Jolie and her… Brother? – When Angelina Jolie won Best Supporting Actress for her 1999 film Girl, Interrupted, the country was a bit taken aback by her unusually intimate PDA with her brother, and the ensuing speech focusing on him a little too much. The moment is definitely enough to make you curious…

2. Michael Moore Doing His Thing – At the 2003 ceremony, Michael Moore won a much-deserved Academy Award for his fascinating documentary, Bowling for Columbine. And then, to the shock of nobody, he got on stage and used his time to condemn the war in Iraq. The reaction of the crowd, who probably agreed but didn’t see it as the right time, is cringe-worthy for sure…

3. Brando and Sacheen – Political stances did not begin with Michael Moore. They have been a part of the Oscars since the sixties and seventies. Perhaps the strangest, most confusing political stance was one executed by Marlon Brando, who sent Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather to the stage to accept his Best Actor award for The Godfather and protest the treatment of Native American’s. Once the confusion wore off, the boos began…

4. Snow White, Meet… Rob Lowe? – Now this was before Lowe was a hilarious actor and spokesperson for Directv. This was when he was a sex-tape pioneer, so having him do a dance with Snow White in a painfully long bit at the 1989 ceremony left everyone scratching their heads…

5. I’m The King Of The World! Said The Arrogant Director – Never mind that the line in James Cameron’s Titanic is maybe the most uncomfortable line in the movie (because it is so forced). Cameron shouting the same thing after winning Best Director is a sort of unmasked egotism and arrogance that didn’t bother people the night of the ceremony so much as forever after. For… Ever.

6. James Franco And Anne Hathaway. Just… Everything – Franco seemed high and uninterested the entire night, leaving Hathaway to try and keep momentum going forward by forcing energy and delivering jokes that fell flat. This disastrous host pairing totally erased David Letterman’s debacle from memory. Well, not totally…

7. Robert Benigni Acting A Fool – I am all for being happy, and certainly winning an Oscar would be a gloriously happy experience, but c’mon. Benigni leapt on top of the seats in the theater, nearly killing Jack Nicholson, and made a ridiculous spectacle of himself after his name was surprisingly called for Life is Beautiful. Most of the reactions were shock at the time, and now they’re more along the lines of eye rolling…

 

Related topics Awkward Oscar Moments
Next post Previous post

Your reaction to this post?

  • LOL

    0

  • Money

    0

  • Cool

    0

  • Fail

    0

  • Cry

    0

  • Geek

    0

  • Angry

    0

  • WTF

    0

  • Crazy

    0

  • Love

    0

You may also like

3719 Views
11 Big Actors, Small Roles
Pop Culture

11 Big Actors, Small Roles

The following actors are some of the biggest names in

3761 Views
What Is a “Yule Log”? 6 Christmas Traditions Around the World
Pop Culture

What Is a “Yule Log”? 6 Christmas Traditions Around the World

Essentially, the yule log is a piece of wood thrown

2835 Views
The 15 Worst Reviewed Best Picture Winners
Movies

The 15 Worst Reviewed Best Picture Winners

Just because a film wins Best Picture doesn’t mean it’s