The memorable 2017 snafu where La La Land was incorrectly awarded Moonlight‘s Finest Picture Oscar might extremely well be the strangest thing to ever happen at the Academy Awards, however it’s definitely not the only one. The 92nd Oscars have been handed out, now let’s revisit 12 unforeseen events from events past.
1. When Will Rogers didn’t define which Frank won Best Director.
“I wished I might have crawled under the rug like an unpleasant worm,” he composed in his autobiography. “When I plunged in my chair, I seemed like one. All my good friends at the table were sobbing.”
2. When Hattie McDaniel ended up being the first black Oscar winner– and required special permission to go to the ceremony.
When Hattie McDaniel was nominated for her extraordinary efficiency as Mammy in 1939’s, producer David O. Selznick had to hire a favor to get the Ambassador’s Cocoanut Grove nightclub to break its “no blacks” policy and let her attend the event. That favor, nevertheless, didn’t protected McDaniel a seat at the table with her fellow cast members. Instead, she sat at a small table in the back with her escort and representative, and to trek a relatively prolonged range to accept her Best Supporting Starlet award later that night.
3. When the Oscars ended 20 minutes early and Jerry Lewis had to pass the time.
When the final award of the 1959 Oscars ceremony was provided out a full 20 minutes early and producers rushed to determine how to fill the time, co-host Jerry Lewis was left to his own comical gadgets. Standing center stage among a sea of presenters and award winners, Lewis revealed that they ‘d be singing 300 choruses of “There’s No Company Like Program Service” prior to watching a program to “cheer up the losers.” He then nicely hijacked the conductor’s baton and led the orchestra in tune up until NBC finally cut to a sports evaluate show for the rest of the time.
4. When Sacheen Littlefeather declined Marlon Brando’s award for him.
When Marlon Brando was announced as the winner of the Finest Star Oscar for his performance in 1973, Native American Sacheen Littlefeather refused the award on his behalf and explained that he was boycotting the Oscars to bring attention to the terrible treatment of Native Americans in the movie industry. Her declaration was fulfilled with a smattering of applause and a chorus of boos, and Brando was slammed for the stunt. It did, nevertheless, prosper in drawing attention to the cause, and the trend of politically-charged acceptance speeches has absolutely only acquired popularity ever since.
5. When a streaker snuck onstage behind David Niven.
In 1974, conceptual artist and photographer Robert Opel snuck into the Academy Awards event camouflaged as a journalist and jogged throughout the stage in his birthday fit, flashing a peace indication and interrupting co-host David Niven. Niven chuckled it off, joking, “Well, ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to take place,” prior to introducing speaker Elizabeth Taylor, who confessed would be a “pretty hard act to follow.”
6. When Rob Lowe sang with Snow White.
An opening number focused around Snow White singing a rewritten version of “Proud Mary” with her “arranged date” Rob Lowe appears like a dish for confusion at best, and disaster at worst. At the 1989 Oscars, it was both. The long, uncomfortable performance baffled the audience, and certain prominent Hollywood stars– Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, and Julie Andrews, to call a few– even signed a letter to the Academy condemning the program as “an embarrassment.” Disney filed a claim versus the Academy for not formally accrediting Snow White, though they backed down with an easy apology.
7. When Jack Palance’s acceptance speech consisted of push-ups.
A genial Jack Palance ambled up to the podium in 1992 to accept his Best Supporting Star award for and dealt with the audience to a presentation of 3 one-armed push-ups in the middle of his speech. The 72-year-old star was trying to show what casting directors often make more youthful actors go through during auditions, but the septuagenarian’s outstanding athletic feat no doubt made a much bigger impression than anything he stated.
8. When Tom Hanks outed his former drama instructor, which inspired the 1997 film In & & Out.
Tom Hanks accepted his Best Star award for in 1994 by thanking (among others) his previous high school drama instructor, Rawley Farnsworth, and calling him among the “finest gay Americans.” Lots of people thought Hanks had unintentionally outed Farnsworth, Hanks had really gotten his consent in advance. Still, the confusion influenced screenwriter Paul Rudnick to develop In & & Out, a 1997 motion picture about a closeted instructor (Kevin Kline) whose secret was mistakenly divulged during a previous pupil’s (Matt Dillon) acceptance speech.
9. When South Park‘s developers dressed as Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone impersonated Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2000 Oscars.
10. When John Travolta called Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem.”
If John Travolta had simply stumbled through Idina Menzel’s name throughout his introduction of her efficiency of “Let It Go” in 2014, we may have simply let it go. He quite clearly proclaimed a completely different, fictional name, “Adele Dazeem,” which has sealed itself in the minds of anyone who saw the ceremony and many individuals who didn’t. Menzel exacted good-natured revenge on Travolta at the 2015 Oscars by calling him “Glom Gazingo.”
11. When the “In Memoriam” segment included a living lady.
The 2017 “In Memoriam” segment must’ve been a specifically somber affair. Not only did the slideshow feature both Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, but it was backed by Sara Bareilles’s psychological performance of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Nevertheless, it likewise featured a photo of Australian film manufacturer Jan Chapman– who is still alive– next to the name of costume designer Janet Patterson. Chapman, who worked with Patterson on 1992’s The Last Days of Chez Nous and 1993’s The Piano, said at the time that she was “devastated” by the mistake. “I am alive and well and an active manufacturer,” she told Variety.
12. When La La Land won Best Photo, and after that it didn’t.
The “In Memoriam” mistake could’ve been the wildest Oscars stop working for years to come, but it was unseated later on that very same night, when speakers Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty revealed the incorrect winner for Finest Picture– and the error wasn’t fixed till after the La La Land cast and team had waltzed onstage, accepted their awards, and provided genuine speeches. Then, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz declared to a rightfully puzzled audience that Moonlight was the genuine winner, displaying the correct outcomes card and repeating “This is not a joke.” We ‘d later discover that Beatty had actually unintentionally been handed a replicate envelope for “Finest Actress,” which Emma Stone had won for La La Land. (Astonishingly, this was far from the first or only time the incorrect winner had been announced at a major award ceremony.)
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