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 fallChris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 selfieInvision/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 JLOMARK TERRILL/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 streakerUncredited/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 MirrenChris Carlson/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 costumeMark J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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 deliveryJohn Shearer/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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.
Jean Dujardin’s four-legged acceptance speechMark J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock
At the 84th Oscars, star of The Artist Jean Dujardin, brought his costar pup Uggie with him to the stage.
John Travolta’s name slip-upJohn Shearer/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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.
Roberto Benigni’s seat acrobaticsERIC DRAPER/AP/REX/Shutterstock
Roberto Benigni was so excited about his win, he jumped on top of his seat and continued to climb to the stage at the 1999 Oscars.
Warren Beatty’s “La La Land”/”Moonlight” mixupAARON POOLE/AMPAS/EPA/REX/Shutterstock
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as Best Picture rather than Moonlight. They were handed the Best Actress envelope instead. Whoops!
Jimmy Kimmel’s candy stormInvision/AP/REX/Shutterstock
At the 2017 Oscars, host Jimmy Kimmel had the stars close their eyes and wish for candy. It then started to parachute down from the ceiling.
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