Forget the Gold, It's About the Gossip: Who Has Really Won the Oscars?
There aren’t too many rules about going on live television: Don’t get naked and don’t swear are the big two. In the heat of the moment, 2011 Best Supporting Actress winner and The Fighter star Melissa Leo forgot the latter when she accepted her award. “When I watched [Winslet] two years ago it looked so f–ing easy – whoops!” she said. It’s okay, Melissa: your speech was a real winner and that’s not easy to do.
There were champs and there were chumps in 2014, but it was host selfie packed full of A-list celebs that was the real winner – winner of the most re-Tweets ever that is.
Adrien Brody won the 2003 Oscar for Best Actor for The Pianist, but what really made him the winner of the night was getting to plant one long (and surprise) smooch on presenter . We imagine men everywhere immediately signed themselves up for acting classes.
The Oscars are famous for the gorgeous gowns and the dapper tuxedos. All of that changed in 1974 when a streaker stormed the stage. “Fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings,” David Niven joked before introducing presenter Elizabeth Taylor (left).
We love many things about : she’s beautiful, talented, blunt but most of all, she’s a klutz like us! That has never been more apparent than in 2013 when an eager Lawrence went to accept her award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook and totally ate it on the steps to the stage. Humiliated? Not this winner.
Talk about commitment! Ben Stiller came fully dressed in Avatar makeup in 2010 to present the Oscar for Best Makeup. Do you remember who won the award? Neither do we. But we do remember who presented!
It’s hard to remember every Best Supporting Actress winner, but one that we will never forget is Sally Field. We will also never forget that she won twice – all thanks to her famous 1985 speech where she reminded the world, “You like me, right now, you like me!” It so was famous Field even parodied herself in a Charles Schwab commercial years later.
When John Travolta flubbed Frozen singer Idina Menzel’s name at the 2014 Oscars before she sang “Let It Go” by introducing “Adele Dazeem,” it became clear that no one was about to let this go. Frozen won two Oscars, but the gaffe got its own Twitter account, its own name generator and plenty of play in the media for days afterward.