24th February 2017—Womens

Unexpected Moments at The Oscars

Ah the Oscars. They're known as the most prestigious and most predictable awards, but what happens when things go wrong? Ahead of Sunday’s offering, we’re talking about the unexpected moments that shocked the world. 

1938: A STRANGER STOLE AN WOMAN'S OSCAR
Back in 1938, Alice Brady received the award for Best Supporting Actress but was unable to attend the ceremony due to a broken ankle. When her achievement was announced on the night, a man walked up to collect her award on her behalf and the gong was never seen again. 

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1973:MARLON BRANDO DECLINES HIS AWARD
When Marlon Brando was awarded the Oscar for his performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather, he famously declined to attend the ceremony; instead sending Native American civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather onto the stage to read a letter, which talked about the unfair treatment of the Native Americans by the film industry. 

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1989: ROB LOWE DID A DUET WITH SNOW WHITE
1989’s Oscars played host to a cheesy over the top spectacle that saw Rob Lowe and a woman dressed as Snow White performing a rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mar, much to the audience’s horror. When the Walt Disney Company threatened legal action, the Academy had to issue a formal apology for using the trademarked character. 

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2000:ANGELINA JOLIE MADE OUT WITH HER BROTHER
Before her days as an UN Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie was a bit of a Hollywood wildchild with one occasion seeing her exchanging an awkward open mouth kiss with her brother James at the Oscars. As she accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted she gushed over him saying “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." 

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2000: THE SOUTH PARK CREATORS TURNED UP WITH DRESSES
When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, some people can get nervous- not South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who shocked audiences back in 2000 by turning up to the awards in ill-fitting dresses. 

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2003:ADRIEN BRODY SNOGS HALLE BERRY
Adrien Brody was clearly thrilled when he was awarded the Best Actor in 2003 for his role in The Pianist. So much so that he shared a (weirdly) long kiss with his presenter, Halle Berry.

2007: ELLEN DEGENERES INTERRUPTS PRESENTING TO TAKE PICS
When you’re surrounded by your favourite Hollywood actors, it’s pretty hard not to get starstruck. For Ellen Degeneres, a picture with her favourite stars was a priority- she had the audience in stitches when she jumped off the stage to get Steven Spielberg to take a picture of her with Clint Eastwood. 

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2012: THAT BJORK DRESS
With a bizarre limp swan draped around her neck, Bjork walked the 2012 Oscars red carpet in a piece that will forever be etched into our brains. 

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2012: JOHN TRAVOLTA FORGETS HOW TO PRONOUNCE
Reading from an autocue can be difficult when you’re in front of an audience, but John Travolta seemed to really feel the pressure in 2014. Introducing the Broadway star that leant her voice to Disney’s Frozen, the actor failed to pronounce Idina Menzel but created an internet sensation cuing a hilarious array of memes. 

2015: A STRANGE HUGGING EXCHANGE BETWEEN EMMA STONE AND JENNIFER ANISTON
Emma Stone took to the red carpet of the Oscars two years ago to take some unusual pictures with pal Jennifer Aniston. Grimacing and awkward hugging ensued. 

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