Sure, we’re anxious to see who will come out on top in the battle of Lupita Nyong’o vs. Jennifer Lawrence (or, as well call it, Most Charming Category Ever). We’re just as curious to see which film will take home Best Picture honors. But, more importantly, which meme will win the night?
It’s already been a hairy, heel-tossing and sing-songy awards show season that’s produced no shortage of meme-orable moments.
We’ve been thinking about running our fingers through Dallas Buyers Club nominee Jared Leto’s locks ever since he stepped out at the Golden Globes rocking a man bun, so we won’t be surprised if he makes more meme magic with his stylist on Sunday. And after fellow Dallas Buyers Club nominee Matthew McConaughey left us happily scratching our heads during his acceptance speech at the SAG Awards, we hope he wins an Oscar just for running up to the podium, saying, “All right, all right, all right.”
Until we find out who’s taking home the Academy Award for Best Meme on Sunday, here are some of our other favorite GIF-worthy Oscars moments – some of which unfortunately happened long before Tumblr was a thing.
Jennifer Lawrence tripping over her dress
Bottom line: Even after Lawrence fell at the 2013 awards show, she came out on top.
Angelina Jolie got a leg-up on her fellow Oscar-goers while presenting at the 2012 show. Stretching out her bare thigh through the slit of her dress, the actress single-handedly (er, leggedly?) beat Tebowing at its own game.
Ben Stiller feels a little blue
“This seemed like a better idea in rehearsal,” quipped Stiller as he spoofed the Na’vi language of Avatar while presenting the 2010 award for Best Makeup.
The Dictator ruins Ryan Seacrest’s tux
Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as The Dictator, turned many a head on the 2012 Oscars red carpet when he spilled a prop urn filled with what he cheekily described as the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Fortunately, Seacrest had an extra jacket on hand.
Adrien Brody kisses up to Halle Berry
Sally Field’s super-likable acceptance speech
While picking up her second Best Actress trophy in 1985, the Places in the Heart star delivered one of the most quoted (and misquoted) acceptance speeches of all time. “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now,” she told the audience. “You like me.” Fans tend to incorrectly insert a “really” in that last line, mostly because we really, really like Sally Field.
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