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9 Oscars moments when celebrities revealed their deeply flawed humanity

Celebrities. They’re just like us.

AH, THE OSCARS. Wouldn’t it be terrible if it all went perfectly well every year?

The beautiful celebrities, their egos, a steady stream of champagne and live TV ensures that most of the time we are treated to some ghastly gaffe or other. And what gaffes they have been.

1. James Cameron’s Titanic acceptance speech

In 1998, Titanic took the Best Picture Award, and director James Cameron asked the audience to join him in a moment’s silence for those who died in the wreck.

Then he ruined it all by screeching: “Now let’s go party ’til dawn!”

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James. JAMES.

2. ‘Adele Dazeem’

At last year’s ceremony, John Travolta made a complete prat of himself by mangling singer Idina Menzel’s name.

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“The wick-ed-ly talented.” Gets us every time.

3. Liza Minnelli desperately trying to get in on Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie

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That’s her there in the deep blue, straining to be seen over Kevin Spacey’s shoulder. Nooooo.

4. Anne Hathaway and James Franco’s entire presenting gig in 2011

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OK, so Anne tried her best, as usual. But Franco acted like someone who was forced to read a soppy poem at his cousin’s wedding.

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LOOK AT HIS FACE. He hates the Oscars, and everyone at it.

5. Adrien Brody shifting Halle Berry

It was the year 2003, and Adrien Brody had just won the Best Actor award for his performance in The Pianist. He was so overjoyed by the win that he decided to ‘surprise’ presenter Halle Berry by doing…this.

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Ew, Adrien.

6. Jennifer Lawrence snotting herself not once, but twice

Admittedly, the first time was way worse, considering she was actually on her way up to the stage to collect the award for Best Actress in 2013.

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But the second time, in 2014? Just plain clumsiness.


7. Sally Field’s cringey acceptance speech

Before Anne Hathaway was the poster girl for earnestness in Hollywood, there was Sally Field. In 1985, she gushed her way through her Best Actress acceptance speech, making everyone in the vicinity grimace:

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“You like me! Right now, you like me!” Morto for you, Sally.

8. Seth McFarlane’s We Saw Your Boobs song

The Oscars: A night of glitz, glamour, and… Oh.

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Just WHO thought that would be a good idea?

9. Chris Rock’s jokes going completely over Sean Penn’s head

At the 2004 ceremony, host Chris Rock singled out actor Jude Law for a ribbing in one of his monologues.

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Who is Jude Law? Why is he in every movie I have seen in the last four years? Even if he’s not acting in it, if you look in the credits he makes cupcakes or something.

Unfortunately, Seanie seemed to completely miss the memo about the Oscars hosts generally making fun of the attendees – because later, he said: “Forgive my compromised sense of humour, but Jude Law is one of our finest actors.” DURRR.

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