The Oscars are always filled with snubs and surprises, so it’s never a shock when something ~dramatic~ happens during the awards show. Who can forget when Jennifer Lawrence tripped on stage? Or when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name? Of course, those viral moments will stay in our memories forever.
The Academy Awards honor actors and actresses in the film industry, and when the winners are called on stage, they receive a golden statue — which is officially called the Academy Award of Merit, a.k.a. an Oscar. The prestigious event never disappoints as the fashion is always on point in addition to the A-listers in attendance. Naturally, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt or Charlize Theron are always in the audience.
To top it all off, the celebrities can’t help but gush over working with their costars or directors, and sometimes, they will go off-script and say something hilarious and unexpected. “Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?” Sandra Bullock said in 2010 after she won for The Blind Side. Even though Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor, she is still humble. “When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, ‘Oh, no. Come on. Her, again?’ You know,” she joked on stage in 2012.
What about when Sally Field got emotional after winning the award for Place in the Heart? “The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me!” she exclaimed to the crowd.
After Kevin Hart was involved in some controversy in 2019 — homophobic tweets he wrote in the past surfaced, and he stepped down — the awards show decided to not have a host. It seems like the Academy didn’t mind not having anyone in charge as there is no one overseeing the festivities in 2020, either.
Regardless, we love hearing touching speeches about the entertainment industry, and if anything crazy happens along the way, we sure don’t mind!
Scroll through the gallery below to see the most memorable moments from previous Oscar ceremonies.
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