In partnership with

PICS: 10 times the Oscars got really awkward

2018-03-02 19:24

Cape Town - Hollywood’s elite usually look amazing on the big screen, but when it comes to the Academy Awards they often say or do things out of the ordinary and unexpected.

From Ellen DeGeneres’ awkward pizza handout moment to Angelina Jolie basically making out with her brother, we’ve compiled 10 rather uncomfortable Oscar moments.

Jennifer Lawrence trips and falls

Who could forget the moment Jennifer Lawrence crashed to the ground when she got up on stage to accept her Oscar for her role as a depressive singleton in Silver Linings Playbook at the 2013 awards ceremony!

The 27-year-old told Independent she took a tumble because she had a slice of cake on her mind.

'As I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet I realised my stylist had told me, 'Kick, walk, kick, walk'," Jennifer says.

"You’re supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that's why I fell."

Ben Stiller steals the picture

Introducing the winner of the Oscar for best makeup in 2010, Ben Stiller stood on stage covered in blue paint and a plug-in tail, with the aggravated look he sports in many of his movies on his face.

The 52-year-old garnered loads of laughs from the crowd after promising to stand well behind the winners in order not to steal their big moment, TIME reports.

Ellen DeGeneres’ pizza handout moment

To everyone’s surprise a pizza delivery guy delivered a huge order to the Hollywood A-listers attending the 2014 Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

After the slices had been consumed host Ellen DeGeneres collected tips from the likes of Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep but, the Daily Mail reports, the delivery guy didn’t get a cent. How awkward!

Seth McFarlane sings We Saw Your Boobs

Hosting the 2013 Oscars the 44-year-old American actor stunned the crowd when he belted out a musical number called We Saw Your Boobs.

The skit, which was meant to be lighthearted, pointed out actresses whose breasts had been seen on screen, The Sun reported – but the joke wasn’t received well by audiences at home, who deemed it inappropriate.

The Dictator pranks Ryan Seacrest

At the 2012 Oscars, British actor Sacha Baron Cohen – kitted out in the full military uniform of his The Dicator character General Alladeen – ash-bombed E! host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

But the 44-year-old former American Idol host kept his composure and went along with the act.

"I was surprised, but not surprised. I definitely didn’t know he was going to do that," he told MTV.

"Sacha came over and I asked him a couple of questions, but . . . you know that feeling in your gut."

Adrien Brody gets to first base with Halle Berry

At the 2003 Oscars, after Halle Berry had announced him winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in The Pianist, an overjoyed Adrien Brody didn’t think twice about giving the actress a huge smooch, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"Bet you didn't know that was part of the gift bag," Brody remarked.

Angelina Jolie’s awkward make-out session with her brother

Back in 2000 Angelina Jolie stunned fans when she kissed her brother, James Heaven, on the red carpet – sparking talk of rumoured incest.

But Cis Rundle, a close friend of the Tomb Raider star’s mother, Marcheline, shut down the rumours, telling Mirror News the kiss was nothing more than a display of sisterly love.

"The day she kissed Jamie at the Oscars was the first day Marcheline was treated for cancer. They left the hospital together and got ready together.

"People didn’t know that they’d spent the day at the hospital. It was like, 'Look where we’re at now.' But the world saw something incestual. It was meant to be, 'Here we are.' They only ever had each other. They had a very tight relationship with each other and their mother."

Sam Smith thought he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar

In his acceptance speech after winning the 2017 Oscar for best original song for Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith said he was the first gay person to win an Oscar – not realising there had been several gay winners in non-acting categories, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The 25-year-old British singer later took to social media to address the issue and told NME he’d "messed up".

"I actually meant to say Best Male Actor and I didn’t. I obviously did know that I wasn’t the first gay person to win an Oscar. I was gutted – there were 90 million people watching that show; I wanted to say something positive and I f***ked up."

La La Land accidentally named the Best Picture winner

At the 2017 Oscars, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong results card and announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner. The winner was actually Moonlight.

"We sincerely apologise to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture," read a statement by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Academy Awards’ auditors.

"The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, it was immediately corrected. We’re currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred."

Nicole Kidman’s awkward seal handclap

Nicole Kidman’s seal-like handclap at the 2017 Oscars drove social media users to comment on the Australian-born actress’ weird clapping technique.

"Why’s Nicole Kidman clapping like a seal? #Oscars," one user commented.

"Nicole Kidman or extremely well-disguised seal?" another said.

In an interview with the BBC the 50-year-old actress said she couldn’t clap properly because of the ring she was wearing.

"It was really difficult because I had a huge ring on which wasn’t my own but was absolutely gorgeous and I was terrified of damaging it."


Photos: Getty Images

Read more on:    oscars 2018  |  movies

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.