Top 10 Most Awkward Oscars Moments Ever

Nagini Shree |Feb 06, 2019

There have been plenty of uncomfortable, weird, and just offensive moments that made everyone feel very awkward at Oscars so far.

There are some moments that go down in Oscar history - some for the wrong reasons with the most awkward moments were captured, from overemotional acceptance speech to stars getting up close and weird outfits on the red carpet...

1. Gwyneth Paltrow gave an emotional speech in 1999

Winning Best Actress is an emotional moment for any star. Gwyneth Paltrow's speech at Oscar 1999 might be the most famous Academy Award one in history. Gwyneth Paltrow burst into tears during her entire speech when she was awarded Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare In Love in 1999. The actress managed to mention the names of all her family members and then she broke down.

2. Angelina Jolie and her brother kissed each other too intimately in 2000

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Angelina Jolie could make the audience shocked when she gave a passionate kiss with her brother Jamie Haven. She also said weird words about him on winning Best Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted. "I'm in shock, and I'm so in love with my brother right now. He just held me and said he loved me and I know he's so happy for me," she said in her acceptance speech.

3. John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name in 2014

On Sunday night's Academy Awards show, Travolta appeared to welcome Idina Menzel on stage, but he made mistakes when introducing her as Adela Dazeem ahead of her performance at Sunday's Oscars. Regardless, Menzel took the stage and continued the show.

4. Jennifer Lawrence fell over in 2013
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Jennifer Lawrence must have felt red-faced this morning after she tripped up the stage on her way to collect the award for Best Actress at last night’s Oscars 2013. The actress felt off with a slightly smaller gown, the moment has gone down in Oscar history.

5. Sacha Baron Cohen dumps ashes on Ryan Seacrest in 2012


Cohen walked the 2012 Emmy red carpet in character as Adm. Gen. Aladeen, his Middle East autocrat character from "The Dictator," which came out that spring. Sporting full faux strongman regalia in a publicity stunt for his new film, the dump was at red carpet when he jokingly called the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

6. James Franco and Anne Hathaway host


As to boost ratings with young viewers, the Academy invited James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host the 2011 Oscars as a duo. To show off Franco's comedic side, while James Franco appeared onstage in a pink dress, Hathaway appeared in a tux, making strange yet dull jokes of the night.

7. Bjork laid an egg in 2001

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Singer Björk marked her appearance at the 2001 Oscars with an outfit known as the "swan dress." To enhance the look, Björk created "ostrich bags" that allowed her to lay eggs on the red carpet.

8. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston in 2009

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Brad Pitt, ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie are often lumped into an awkward situation together. In 2009 both Brad and Ange were nominated, and Jen was presenting. Luckily the duo BradAngelina weren't sat right in the front row while his ex-wife stood on stage.

9. 'We Saw Your Boobs' in 2013

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Seth MacFarlane, who hosted Oscar 2013, made terrible reception and The New Yorker called it a "hostile, ugly, sexist night." He opened with the song "We Saw Your Boobs," which called out actresses in the audience who had shown their boobs in movies.

10. Patricia Arquette got blessed by 'Jesus' in 2015

Patricia Arquette wasn't alone when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her wonderful performance in "Boyhood" on Sunday night. A Twitter user showed that Arquette may have had a spiritual guide when she delivered her rousing acceptance speech pushing for equal rights for women.


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