The 12 Funniest Oscar Moments of All Time
The Academy Awards is one of the most elegant nights in Hollywood history. Stars show up to the red carpet in stunning gowns and guests sip on champagne at the elite after-parties. But that doesn’t mean the night goes off without a hitch. A-listers have had some pretty hilarious bloopers and some stars have made light of the whole night.
Jennifer Lawrence’s on-stage fall
Jennifer Lawrence was the “it” girl in 2013, but proved she was just like the rest of us by falling on her dress on her way to accept her Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook.
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Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie
In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres decided on a whim to try to get as many stars in a selfie as possible. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, and a ton of other A-listers jumped in. The shot was so epic, it broke the Internet.
The creators of “South Park” dressed as JLO
Funny men Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided to have fun on the red carpet in 2000 by donning Jennifer Lopez-inspired gowns. What do you expect from two of the most popular comedians?
Elizabeth Taylor’s streaker
Everyone was stunned during the 1974 Academy Awards when a streaker named Robert Opal ran across the stage nude in front of David Niven as Elizabeth Taylor came on to announce Best Picture.
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Daniel Day-Lewis knighthood request from Helen Mirren
Winning an Oscar wasn’t enough for Daniel Day-Lewis in 2008. So, he jokingly asked Helen Mirren to knight him after announcing he was the winner. Read on for 20 of the most quotable Oscar quotes of all time.
Ben Stiller’s Avatar costume
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Never one to miss an opportunity to be funny, Ben Stiller decided to dress in full “Avatar” makeup to present the achievement in makeup award at the 2008 Academy Awards.
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Ellen DeGeneres’ pizza delivery
A-listers were delighted when Ellen DeGeneres had pizza delivered in the middle of the 2014 show, which the talk show host hosted. Brad Pitt even gave a helping hand.
John Travolta’s name slip-up
The public went wild for days after John Travolta completely butchered Idina Menzel’s name when presenting her with the award for Best Original Song.