6 Oscar scandals that rocked Hollywood
From diversity calculations to unforeseen kisses, these controversies have shaken the Oscars.
There was a time when the Academy award ceremony Commanded one of the largest television audiences live of the year, competing with major sporting events. In 1998, when Titanic won the best Oscar, some 55 million people were watching , depending on the deadline. But how things have changed. Only 16.62 million people looked at Ceremony last year —The historically terrible figures, despite a jump of 60% compared to the spectacle of the pandemic of the previous year. But these 16 million viewers were rewarded by a seat in the front row for the biggest moment which has repercussions in the history of films - and the last of a tradition of the Oscar scandals. Continue to read to remind you of the controversies of dust and five other controversies of the Oscars that have reverberated through Hollywood.
1 Will Smith slaps Chris Rock during the ceremony.
March 27, 2022 was supposed to be Will Smith night. The movement star entered the Dolby Theater of Hollywood the Odds-on favorite to win the best actor for his leading role in the sports drama King Richard . But then came the host Chris Rock opening monologue. In the middle of a series of blows in the nominated films of the night and the famous faces of the public, the actor made a crack on Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith shaved head resembling Half moore Bald Pate in the 1997 film G.I. Jeanne . It was a cruel blow, since the actor had long been open to him fight with alopecia , and despite an initial smile, Smith apparently decided that the insult was too much to bear. After having shouted in the public host, the winner of the Academy Prize soon went on stage and slap an unlisted rock through the face. The actor quickly put things on the right track, and Smith even offered something apologies by accepting his trophy, but the show was never really recovered. For weeks later, talking about "The Slap" dominated entertainment news and Internet memes and the tour of the apology and the resignation of the academy of the Academy could not save him from being forbidden to attend the Oscars for a decade.
2 Faye Dunaway announces the bad winner of the best film.
Before "The Slap", it was difficult to imagine that an Oscars would never exceed the highest point of the 2017 ceremony, when the presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that the musical Tinseltown La la Land - Who had already picked up six statuettes that evening, including the best original song, the best actress for Emma Stone, and the best director of Damien Chazelle - had been crowned the best film of the year, an honor he has Maintained ... for about five minutes. In the midst of the acceptance speeches of film producers, host Jimmy Kimmel And a disconcerted Beatty returned to the stage to reveal that Barry Jenkins' Moonlight was actually the winner . It turned out that Beatty and Dunaway had been Get the wrong envelope behind the scenes "The best actress announcing that Stone had already won.
Although the blunder made big television, it also attracted the attention of Moonlight historical victory, as the first film with a All-Black Cast to win the best honors at the Oscars. It also made jokes on the age buttocks, when many assumed that she had simply read the bad name on the map.
The Moonlight The debacle may not have struck so hard if it had not followed so closely in the heels of another controversy which did not have the academy shakes up a few years earlier. When the nominations for the 2015 Oscars were announced in January of the same year - and the 20 actors for trophies were white - Attorney, obsessive pop culture and prolific Twitter user April reign was inspired to create the #OSCARSSOWHITE HASHTAG . What could have been a simple viral tweet rather took fire, focusing attention on the history of the academy to honor color creatives with rewards, both in the actor categories and for roles in roles Slides. The controversy, which appeared between the deeper movements led by social media #blacklivesmatter and #MeToo, ended up causing a real change in the organization, which announced a year later to increase the Diversity of its members . In 2020, The New York Times assembled An oral story of "the hashtag which changed the Oscars", in which black filmmakers, including Spike Lee and Ava Duvernay talked about its large -scale effects.
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4 Marlon Brando refuses to accept his Oscar.
The breed was also a major motivation factor in one of the largest scandals of the 1970s, when, in 1973, Marlon Brando refused to accept his best actor Oscar for his performance The Godfather , sending his Amerindian actor Stead Marie Louise Cruz, also known as Sacheen Littlefeather . Littlefeather went on stage and read a speech on Brando refusing to appear to protest The treatment of indigenous peoples by Hollywood , but his message would not have been well received by some presents at the ceremony. She encountered a mixture of huts and cheers, and rumors quickly spread that the actor John Wayne had to be selected by security agents while she was escorted by the scene.
The event quickly became the legend, with those who were there (and many who did not) sharing different stories of what really happened that night, both in the crowd and in the Slides. Almost 50 years later, in June 2022, the Academy apologized In Littlefeather for the abuses she had received over the years. Nevertheless, the controversy is still raging, even after the death of Littlefeather in October 2022, with his distant sister question legitimacy of the inheritance which she publicly affirmed.
5 Marisa Tomei's victory is overshadowed by a cruel conspiracy theory.
Marisa Tomei Performance in the broad comedy of 1992 My cousin vinny is barely a typical example of prize-giving baits, and although she has played the perfection of Snapping Gum the role of a New Yorker obsessed with the car who becomes a key witness in the trial for his murder of his boyfriend, it seemed likely that her simple appointment for the best support actress, Oscar should be enough as her reward - until the presenter Jack Palace Ripped Open the envelope and read his name. What should have been one of the happiest achievements of the actor was soon tainted by a nasty rumor, apparently Launched by the film critic Rex Reed , that Palace had read the bad name during the winner's announcement, and that the statuette should have gone to Vanessa Redgrave to Howards ends . Despite Several official refusals of the Academy , rumor has persisted for decades - although perhaps the La la Land / / Moonlight Snafu finally put it in bed, proving that the accountants supervising the ceremony would not leave such an error Just to avoid embarrassment and nominees on live television. AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB
6 Adrien Brody embraces Halle Berry without his consent.
One of the controversies with the most disturbing Oscars is only behind. When Adrien Brody was announced as the best actor winner to The piano During the 75th Academy Awards in 2003, he could not contain his exuberance. He rushed to the stage to recover his trophy from the presenter Halle Berry - and spontaneously pulled it in an embrace, kiss her on the mouth . A visibly shocked bay seemed to laugh at the incident, Brody delivered his acceptance speech, and the night continued. But 14 years later, Berry would confirm that not only was the kiss impregnated, but that she I felt totally blind Through him, say Look at what's going on live accommodate Andy Cohen The fact that the only thing that crosses his mind was "What is [the explanive] is going on right now?" While the moment is always one of the most memorable Oscars, it is definitely affecting differently in the wake of the #MeToo Reckoning from the film industry .