There have been some stand-out Oscar moments over the years and these are some of our favourites...
There have been some stand-out Oscar moments over the years and these are some of our favourites…
The 60th annual Academy Awards have since been remembered for Cher’s unusual choice of red carpet ensemble. There are no words…
Tom Hanks really put his foot in it when he took to the stage to receive his Best Actor award for the film Philadelphia. In doing so he thanked his high school drama teacher, Rawley Farnsworth, and said he was ‘the finest gay American.’ The only trouble was that Mr Farnsworth had never actually come out of the closet. That’s what you call being outed!
We were all thrilled when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1997. From their super-cute and enthusiastic acceptance speech to the big hugs they gave their mothers, these boys, who were just in their late twenties at the time, were very deserving winners.
Poor Gwyneth Paltrow has, and will never, live her 1999 Oscars acceptance speech down. There were enough tears to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool. God bless her!
Angelina Jolie wasn’t always the nurturing and motherly role model is she today. At the 2000 Oscars, Ange smooched open-mouthed with her brother, James, in front of the cameras. Not only that, as she accepted her award for Girl, Interrupted she proceeded to gush about how ‘in love’ with her brother she was. Her behaviour led some people to wonder whether the pair were having an incestuous affair.
South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone turned more than a few heads when they rocked up at the 2000 Oscars dressed in outfits made famous by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, respectively. We’re taking a wild guess that they didn’t make any best dressed lists that year!
Hilary Swank was no doubt in hot water after the 2000 Academy Awards. During her long and rambling acceptance speech for the Best Actress prize, the star thanked everyone you could ever imagine, apart from her loyal husband, Chad Lowe. That’s gotta hurt!
There’s no doubting that Julia Roberts enjoyed her moment in the Oscars’ spotlight when she picked up a gong for her role in Erin Brockovich. Her acceptance speech was so long that she told the event hosts to ‘hold the exit music.’ That’s exactly the sort of diva behaviour we like!
There were more tears when Halle Berry took to the stage in 2002 to accept her gong for
Best Actress in the film Monster’s Ball. What made the moment even more overwhelming for the star is that she was the first black woman to ever win the prize. When she eventually stopped sobbing, she said that the moment was ‘so much bigger than me.’
So overcome with joy at winning the Best Actor prize for his role in The Pianist, Adrien Brody jumped on the stage and kissed presenter Halle Berry for an uncomfortably long period of time. Any excuse, eh?
The thought of taking a tumble on the Oscars stage in front of millions of people around the world would bring most people out in a cold sweat. Not Jennifer Garner. When she had the misfortune to trip on her dress hem, she laughed it off in good spirits and said: ‘I do all my own stunts.’ What a sport!
Jennifer Hudson shocked everyone, most of all SImon Cowell, when she went from being an American Idol reject to an Oscar winner for her role in Dreamgirls in just over a year. What a woman!
The 2007 host Ellen Degeneres had her A-list guests in stitches when she jumped into the audience and asked director Steven Spielberg to take her photo of her with Clint Eastwood so that she could post it on her Myspace page, which she later did.
We all felt for Jennifer Aniston when, at the 2009 Academy Awards, she was faced with the daunting task of presenting an award in front of ex-husband Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who were cosied up in the audience. The actress handled the situation with aplomb (we think her gorgeous Valentino dress and arm candy, in the form of singer John Mayer probably had something to do with it) and even earned herself an awkward smile from Brangelina as the cameras panned to them.
Natalie Portman did well to keep her cool as Ben Stiller did a rather uncanny impression of Joaquin Phoenix – complete with bushy beard and shades – who had recently announced he was retiring from acting to become a rapper.
The image of Bjork walking the red carpet at the Oscars with a limp swan draped round her neck is one that has permanently been burned onto our retinas. Ouch.
Angelina Jolie was so keen to show off the huge split on her stunning Versace gown at the 2012 Oscars that she struck the most odd pose. The snaps of Ange’s unnaturally angled stance pinged around the world and within minutes a Twitter account named after said limb was set up. What laughs.