Sure, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway actually announced the right Best Picture winner at this year’s Oscars, but there were still a few flubs and slip-ups throughout the ceremony. Here, we relive some of the most awkward moments from last night’s Academy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson appeared to shade Ryan Seacrest in the middle of their red carpet interview.
The Empire actress was one of the few stars who spoke to the E! host at last night’s awards show, after he was accused of sexual misconduct by his former stylist. When Henson spoke to him, she appeared to hint at something when she told Seacrest while touching his chin, “You know what, the universe has a way of taking care of the good people, you know what I mean?”
After speaking to Seacrest, Henson had an interview with ABC host Wendi Mclendon-Covey, where she said, “I’m great now that I’m in your company.”
— Melissa Malamut (@melissamalamut) March 5, 2018
Fans were quick to praise Henson, but this morning, the actress denied throwing shade at Seacrest on the carpet, saying her comments were “misconstrued.” She told People, “I did it to keep his chin up. It’s an awkward position to be in. He’s been cleared but anyone can say anything.”
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Giuliana Rancic spilled chocolate on her dress before the Oscars even started.
While Seacrest handled interviews on the carpet, Rancic handled commentary and from the Roosevelt Hotel. One of her segments included a food feature with chef Wolfgang Puck. The food looked great, but she when she took a bite of an Oscar statuette chocolate, a piece fell onto her white Georges Chakra gown.
She also gushed over The Shape of Water‘s Doug Jones for being “so dreamy” in the film—as the sea monster.
“In the Shape of Water, Doug has the most amazing physique in the world,” Rancic said in their interview. “You were like the dreamiest guy—I mean, not that you aren’t standing here right now, Doug,” she added, covering it up.
“I’m wearing Armani right now!” Jones joked back.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 4, 2018
Daniel Kaluuya corrected a reporter who said Get Out “ticks a lot of boxes.”
The Best Actor nominee had to step in and correct a reporter who made a tone-deaf generalization about Get Out (which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and won for Best Original Screenplay).
“It’s a very different story. It ticks a lot of boxes in some ways. It raises important things,” the reporter said.
“We’re not boxes though, articulating black experience isn’t a box, we’re articulating our truth, we’re human beings,” Kaluuya responded. Preach.
— Terri White (@Terri_White) March 5, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel mentioned last year’s Best Picture gaffe in his monologue and Jennifer Lawrence rubbed it in Emma Stone’s face.
Naturally, last year’s Moonlight/La La Land Best Picture fiasco was the butt of many jokes last night. Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time mentioning the Oscars blunder. In the beginning of his opening monologue, he quipped, “This year, when you hear your name called, don’t get up right away. Give us a minute.”
At this point, the camera panned to the audience, and we see Jennifer Lawrence teasing her friend, Emma Stone, who accidentally accepted the Best Picture award with the La La Land team last year.
Emma Stone savagely called out the lack of female directors nominated.
“These four men– and Greta Gerwig–created their own masterpieces this year,” she said, before announcing the nominees.
Kobe Bryant clapped back at a FOX News host.
While accepting the award for Best Animated Short Film (Dear Basketball), the retired baller took a jab at FOX News commentator Laura Ingraham who previously said that NBA stars, such as LeBron James, should just “shut up and dribble” instead of comment on politics.
“As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble but I’m glad we do a little bit more than that,” Bryant said in his speech.
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This guy’s sleeves were oddly short.
The Shape of Water set director Shane Vieau had people scratching heads when he appeared on the red carpet and Oscars stage with cropped blazer sleeves.
Hey, at least Vieau can say he’s an Oscar winner. He, Paul Denham Austerberry, and Jeffrey A. Melvin took home the Production Design award for the Guillermo Del Toro-directed drama.
- Ansel Elgort
- Armie Hammer
- Daniel Kaluuya
- Emma Stone
- Faye Dunaway
- Giuliana Rancic
- Guillermo Del Toro
- Jeffrey A. Melvin
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Mark Hamill
- Oscars 2018
- Paul Denham Austerberry
- Ryan Seacrest
- Sam Rockwell
- Shane Vieau
- Steven Spielberg
- Taraji P. Henson
- Tiffany Haddish
- Warren Beatty