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Top 10 Worst Oscar Moments

TOP 10 BAD OSCAR MOMENTS


67th Academy Awards - In 1995, American chat show king David Letterman hosted the Oscars. His chief mistake was importing elements of his night-time show into the ceremony but it didn't work.
There was a Top 10 list, Tom Hanks was enlisted to help with a silly pet trick (a dog that would spin around when anyone clapped) and Letterman kept repeating the line 'Uma, Oprah...Oprah, Uma!' (for some reason, he thought that was funny) which would immediately be followed by camera shots of a squirming Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey. He has not been invited back to host the event.

72nd Academy Awards - Phil Collins wins the Best Song 1999 Oscar for 'You'll Be in My Heart' from animated movie 'Tarzan'. The utterly unmemorable ballad beat the far superior 'Blame Canada' from 'South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut'. On the night, Robin Williams performed 'Blame Canada' and brought the house down.

71st Academy Awards - Gwyneth Paltrow wins for the 1998 Best Actress Oscar for 'Shakespeare in Love'; cue sob-fest. Washing your skin with a cheese grater is less painful than sitting through that excruciating speech again.

61st Academy Awards - In 1989 the Oscars gave us an infamous, hilariously bad moment. In the opening musical number, Rob Lowe danced to the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic 'Proud Mary' with a woman dressed from head to toe as Disney's Snow White. The performance was a disaster (Rob Lowe couldn't sing and Disney threatened to sue the Academy for unauthorised use of the Snow White image) but anyone who saw it will never forget it.

50th Academy Awards - British actress Vanessa Redgrave took home the 1977 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Julia'. She made an extremely political speech referring to opponents of her support for Palestinian Arabs as "Zionist hoodlums" and was roundly booed.

70th Academy Awards - When James Cameron picked up the 1997 Oscar for Best Director, he memorably crowed, "I'm king of the world!" Someone else might've been able to make the moment likeable, but Cameron sounded like a conceited egomaniac.

71st Academy Awards - Here's an Oscar moment so bad that it's good. Divas Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston performed the 1998 Oscar-winning song 'When You Believe' from 'The Prince of Egypt'. Both ladies never use 1 note when 1,232,929 will do instead and as they blatantly attempted to out-sing each other, the sentimental song became funnier and funnier.
If Mariah trilled 'Ooh-ooh-ooh!', Whitney would shriek back, 'Whoa-whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh!' and then Carey would answer 'Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!' On and on and on it went until there was a very real fear that the bloomin' song would last longer than the ceremony itself.

71st Academy Awards - Okay, whose stupid idea was it to interpret the 1998 Best Original Dramatic Score nominees through dance? The viewing audience had to endure torturous dance routines with very little, if any, connection to the films in question. The most incongruous routine was undoubtedly Joaquin Cortés and his flamenco interpretation of serious war film 'Saving Private Ryan'. Too embarrassing for words.

64th Academy Awards - Best Director for 1991 was 'Silence Of The Lambs' director Jonathan Demme. His, um, long, um, acceptance, um-um-um, speech contained, um-um-um, so many 'ums' (over 40) that, um, it, um, finally became, um-um-um unbearable.

71st Academy Awards - In 1952 Elia Kazan, director of such film classics as 'East of Eden' (starring James Dean) and 'On the Waterfront' (starring Marlon Brando) testified before the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He gave the committee the names of supposed communists in the film industry and they were subsequently blacklisted from Hollywood.
For this reason the decision to give Kazan 1998's Honorary Oscar was extremely controversial. The degree of opposition, not just from the blacklist victims, was palpable. Half the audience remained in their seats - not standing to give Kazan an ovation - and many, including actors Nick Nolte and Ed Harris, refused to clap. It made compelling television but it's not something the Academy will look back on with relish.

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I cant decide who was worse Gywenth or Halle on the blubbering but ability to go on (and they won best actress )

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so i guess 1998's oscars was the worst ever?!

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I think Cher has a cute oscar story.....not only did she lose an earring on the way up to get the award but she was so shocked about winning because she didnt expect it that she forgot to thank so many people that the next day she took out a full page of adds thanking everyone....she only remembered to thanks Meryl Streep, her kids, makeup, hair and dialect coach

I liked how she said "I don't think this means that I am somebody.... but I guess I'm on my way"
I thought that was quite sweet and humble

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I liked Letterman on the Oscars...he gave it a different feel...most of the other hosts make it horribly bland, smug and tepid...its a shame he won't be back.

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I liked Letterman on the Oscars...he gave it a different feel...most of the other hosts make it horribly bland, smug and tepid...its a shame he won't be back.
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i agree, i think it was one time that all the blubbering was increadibly sincere and also good for a lot of people to hear

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TOP 10 BAD OSCAR MOMENTS

71st Academy Awards - In 1952 Elia Kazan, director of such film classics as 'East of Eden' (starring James Dean) and 'On the Waterfront' (starring Marlon Brando) testified before the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He gave the committee the names of supposed communists in the film industry and they were subsequently blacklisted from Hollywood.
For this reason the decision to give Kazan 1998's Honorary Oscar was extremely controversial. The degree of opposition, not just from the blacklist victims, was palpable. Half the audience remained in their seats - not standing to give Kazan an ovation - and many, including actors Nick Nolte and Ed Harris, refused to clap. It made compelling television but it's not something the Academy will look back on with relish.
I was really shocked about this one, generally people receiving this kind of awards is awfully clapped all the way, however that time you could feel there was something weird, then the cameras showed Ed Harris, who was seated with a ver serious face and you realized that indeed lots of people were not very happy about this award. However later when it was given to Polish director Andrej Wajda for example, everyone in the place was standing and claping

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