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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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Emma Stone savagely called out the lack of female directors nominated.

Emma Stone pulled a Natalie Portman and called out the male-dominated nominee pool for Best Director. (Greta Gerwig was the only woman in the running.)

“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.

Shane Vieau, Paul Denham Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin
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Jimmy Kimmel asked Steven Spielberg for weed.

During a sketch between award presentations, Kimmel had small talk with members of the audience. When he got to Spielberg, he pretended like he didn’t know how the famed director was and asked him to introduce himself.

“You got any pot?” the Oscars host asked next. Spielberg responded by pretending to hide something in his jacket pocket.


Oscar winners put their awards on the floor because there was no podium.

There hasn’t been a podium at the front of the Oscars stage for years, but that didn’t stop certain recipients from desiring a surface to place their golden statuettes. The floor proved to be a no-fail substitute.

Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and the creative team behind Icarus, which won for Best Documentary Feature, were culprits.

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Icarus, Oscars 2018
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Sam Rockwell also said “ski jet” instead of “jet ski.”

While accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor, the Three Billboards star expressed his interest in vying for the jet ski host Jimmy Kimmel was awarding the winner with the shortest speech of the night.

“Run that clock, Jimmy. I wanna get that ski jet, or whatever that was,” Rockwell said before listing his thank yous.

Watch his full acceptance speech below.


Ansel Elgort’s handshake was rejected.

While presenting awards for Best Sound Editing, Ansel Elgort extended a hand to winner Richard King (Dunkirk), but it looks like his gesture went unnoticed.

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This woman’s kiss also got rejected.

When Blade Runner 2049 won the Oscar for Visual Effects, a woman tried to congratulate one of the winners, Richard R. Hoover, with a kiss on the cheek, but she missed. Oops.


Mark Hamill was jealous of Armie Hammer’s hotdog cannon.

While gearing up to surprise theatergoers watching a movie across the street, stars like Lupita Nyong’o and Gal Gadot were equipped with baskets of candy, while Ansel Elgort and Armie Hammer got to use hotdog cannons. Star Wars‘ Mark Hamil seemed a little bitter about the toy distribution.

“You’re gonna fire hotdogs?” he jokingly whined. “How come Armie gets the good job?”


A theatergoer mispronounced Tiffany Haddish’s name as “Tiffany Hadson.”

After surprising unsuspecting movie viewers and showering them with candy, Kimmel picked out one audience member to announce the next presenter, Tiffany Haddish. However, the poor guy pronounced her last name as “Hadson.” (It was really crazy in that theater, he was probably distracted.)

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The narrator mispronounced Oscar as “Otcar” when announcing Frances McDormand’s win.

Even that soothing voice narrating Oscar winner’s backstories can make mistakes. When McDormand won the award for Best Actress, the narrator misspoke while describing the Three Billboards star’s former successes.

“She took home her first Otcar—Oscar for her leading performance in Fargo,” the narrator said.


The a Shape of Water producer’s mic was turned off at the end of the Oscars.

Director Guillermo Del Toro and producer J. Miles Dale led the Shape of Water team in accepting the Best Picture award at the end of the night. But after Del Toro finished his speech and Dale approached the front of the stage, his mic was turned off. He didn’t get to make any comments until Jimmy Kimmel emerged to the stage to close the show, and Dale got to speak into his mic.


We can’t wait for all the fun and awkwardness to come in next year’s Academy Awards.

This post originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.