The academy awards or the Oscars are presented every year for excellence in cinema. The awards are telecasted worldwide and viewed by millions .These awards carry numerous funny moments and can be a source of real entertainment. We are presenting ten of the famous moments of the Academy Awards.
10. When Angelina Jolie was ‘interrupted’:
She won the best supporting actor award for ‘Girl Interrupted’ in 2000. Ironically, she ended up making a fool of herself on the Red Carpet. To make it even worse, she was accompanied by her brother, James Haven, whom she addressed as her date for the night! Many people took this in bad taste and kissing and obscene behavior with her brother on camera that evening continued to haunt Angelina for many years thereafter.
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9. James Cameron gets arrogant:
He won the best director award for ‘Titanic’ in 1998. What left the ‘otherwise wonderful’ evening in bad taste that day was James’s arrogant speech! The speech clearly indicated his over confidence – something that the audience found really obnoxious.
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8. Balancing act by Philippe Petit:
Philippe the protagonist in the documentary ‘Man on a Wire’ was so excited upon winning the Oscars that he tried to balance the prized trophy on his chin. The audience was left in splits by his act and were seen amused by his trick. What a moment!
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7. Julia Roberts thanks all:
She won the best actress statute for ‘Erin Brockovich’ in 2001. In her acceptance speech Julia made the orchestra director present on the stage to sit on his baton. Her speech was continuously supported by her giggles and laugher while she was thanking everyone right from her director to her then boyfriend. Though the speech was very long but it did have gracious inputs.
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6. Jennifer Hudson stumbles and stutters:
She won the best supporting actress award for ‘Dream Girls’ in 2007. She gave a very modest speech and was constantly showing her surprise towards her election for the award despite the fact that she had made it to the best category. When climbing the staircase to reach the sage, she stumbled many times and even stuttered through her speech as well.
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5. Cuba Gooding marathon thanksgiving:
Cuba Gooding won the best supporting actor’s award in 1996 for the film ‘Jerry Maguire’. In his acceptance speech he got so overwhelmed with joy that he began to thank almost everyone who had been a part of his life. And he went on until the crowd gave in by giving him a standing ovation.
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4. Emotional words by Emma Thompson:
Emma Thompson amused everyone with her speech when she was presented Oscar in 1995 for best adapted screenplay of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’. She shifted the audience into a new emotional dimension by saying some magical words in appreciation of Jane Austen, “Before I came, I went to visit her grave in Winchester Cathedral to pay my respects, you know, and to tell her about the grosses. And I don’t know how she would react to an evening like this, but I do hope, I do hope she knows how big she is in Uruguay.”
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3. Kiss Berry by Adrien Brody:
Adrien Brody let everyone surprised when he planted a passionate kiss on Halle Berry’s lips after raising her in his arms, who was also the presenter of the show. Many people present, including Halle Berry herself were left embarrassed. He had been declared the winner in best actor category for ‘The Pianist’ (2002).
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2. Marlon Brando refuses Oscar:
Marlon Brando refused Oscars for ‘The Godfather’ by not turning up to the awards ceremony. To make it worse, he asked American Indian human rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather to read his 15 page speech on stage if he won. He did win but Sacheen was warned backstage and asked not to read the letter and she in the end gave a very polite speech.
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1. In loving memory of Heath Ledger:
The audience was left in silence, sobbing and choked up when the family of Heath Ledger was called upon the stage to receive the best supporting actor award posthumously for his iconic role of Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’. The atmosphere got very emotional when Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale, his co-star in ‘The Dark Knight’, could not control his tears upon seeing the video of Heath Ledger on screen played in his remembrance.
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