Award ceremonies are massive productions with many working part, but not everything always goes according to plan. Are you interested in knowing what some of the biggest, most awkward moments have been? We’re sure the producers in charge know something will inevitably go wrong but hope it won’t be life-altering, soul-crushing, or get them fired. Over the years, there have been many awkward, bizarre, and just plain weird moments at many different award ceremonies, proving that you can’t always get what you want. Here are the 25 Most Awkward Things To Ever Happen At Awards Ceremonies.
Sam Smith claiming to be the first gay man to win Oscar
Last year at the Academy Awards, Sam Smith won the Best Achievement in Music Written for a Motion Picture, but it was what he said in his acceptance speech that drew controversy, stating that he was the first gay man to accept an Oscar. While his heart was in the right place, the backlash was swift on social media, showing plenty of other gay men that had accepted an Oscar.
James Cameron quotes himself
1998 proved a big year for James Cameron after Titanic took home 11 Oscars. When Cameron won Best Director and came up to give his acceptance speech, everything was going smoothly until at the very end he half-heartedly yelled, “I’m the king of the world!” Quoting a line from his movie, during his own acceptance speech, was definitely not the way to go.
Rob Lowe sings with Snow White
During the Oscars in 1989, the opening sketch included Snow White, a bunch of backup dancers dressed as giant gold stars, and Rob Lowe. It might have been a great sketch if Rob Lowe could sing, but unfortunately for everyone that year, he couldn’t. His voice didn’t even reach a noticeable tune. How did no one pickup on this during rehearsal?
Roberto Benigni almost steps on Steven Spielberg’s Head
I feel like most people would be excited to hear their name called while attending the Academy Awards, but Roberto Benigni took it one step further and, in his over-excitement, climbed on top of the chairs in front of him…with people sitting in them. One of those people was Steven Spielberg, and it looked like with one wrong move, Benigni could have stepped right on his head.
Adrien Brody makes out with Halle Berry at Oscars
When Adrien Brody won Best Actor for his performance in The Pianist, he was beyond elated, marching up to the stage, but what came next no one expected. He grabbed Halle Berry, the presenter, and full on made out with her in front of everyone. Some may have thought it an exciting and romantic gesture, but for most everyone else, it was just weird and aggressive.