9 Unforgettable Academy Awards Moments of the Past Decade

In 2014, Ellen took to the stage as Oscars host and ushered in a celebrity-filled selfie on social media with the participation of Hollywood icons Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep. As this epochal photograph mark the tenth anniversary, let us take time to recall the other irreplaceable, iconic moments of the past decade of the Oscars that have entered our common culture.

9 Unforgettable Academy Awards Moments

2013: Jennifer Lawrence Stumbles on the Stairs

Jennifer Lawrence Stumbles on the Stairs
Jennifer Lawrence’s Bizzare Moment

In 2013, one of Jennifer Lawrence’s best performances ever in the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” won her the first-ever Best Actress Oscar. However, on her way to collect her statute, the young actress tripped on the stairs. When she fell on the stairs, JLaw quickly recollected herself and smiled sweetly as she took the trophy with both hands up in the air. Her speech was not limited to ’thanking’ but with class and humor, she enchanted the whole show once again, making her acceptance speech a moment to be remembered.

2016: #OscarsSoWhite controversy

The controversy of the 88th Oscars broke out once it was the second time in a row that none of the actors of color was nominated. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag propelled on Twitter with both professionals and commoners expressing concern about the blatant lack of diversity among the nominees. This event played a critical role by initiating the dialogue between the Academy and the broad industry about the topics of growing diversity and better representation.

2017: Kimmel’s Hollywood tour

Jimmy Kimmel first play as the emcee of the Oscar’s will forever be remembered for one of his coolest moments when he accompanied a Los Angeles tour bus to make the occasion. These elements of unpredictability included the coming of tourists, completely immersing them into the 89th Academy Awards. Among them was Gary Alan from Chicago who, along with his fiancée, whom he greets in front, was able to extend his hand to many celebrities in the front seat. The climax of this fantastic showcase happened to be a witty wedding ceremony conducted by a famous Dennis Washington who is the fiancée’s favorite actor.

2017: The Envelopegate

On 26 February 2017, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway who had the responsibility of presenting the Best Picture award were handed the wrong envelope and therefore they mentioned the wrong movie title as the Oscar reciepient instead of “Moonlight”. The wrong title of the movie was “La La Land”, which was confirmed only midway through the acceptance speech of the “La La Land” team, thus creating the This epic incident which is now widely known as ‘Envelopegate’, will forever be indented in Oscar’s history on February 26, 2017.

2019:Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Electrifying On-Stage Chemistry

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony witnessed another extraordinary performances from the debut director Bradley Cooper and his film’s leading actor Lady Gaga. They came on hand in hand through the awe-striking entrance from people to the stage. A real passion was put into their live performance of the sound track from the movie “Shallow“, and the audience loved it so much that throughout the whole day their cover attracted over 731 million views on social media.

2019: Oscars Opt for Host-Less Ceremony

The 2019 Oscars ceremony was the first ceremony in the last 30 years that was hosted without Kevin Hart whom had been announced as the host but later stepped down following controversies about derogatory comments made about gay men in the past. The comedian and the actor from Hollywood expressed themselves on Twitter by actually apologizing to the LGBTQ community for their use of insensitive words.

2020: Eminem’s Unexpected Onstage Appearance

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards featured Eminem who bounced back on the stage after 18 years of his retirement in 2003, alongside which he won the award for the song “Lose Yourself.” The unintended presence, quite naturally, ignited instant memes, thanks to the comments from big personalities like Billie Eilish, Idine Menzel, and Martin Scorsese, which made the glitter spread across the entire planet.

2021: Will Smith’s Controversial Slapping Incident

The Oscars will never forget an unexpected moment as the actor Will Smith slapped comedian and host, Chris Rock on stage, for his joke targeting Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The resonance of the event went through the crowd and Smith’s quitting the Academy and prohibition to attend the Oscars in the ensuing ten years indicate the fact-the seriousness of the situation.

2023: Naatu Naatu Clinches an Oscar

India Rises to Glory at the 95th Academy Awards as “Naatu Naatu” from RRR Takes the Best Original Song award, Creating a New History by being the First Indian Song to Win This Prestigious Category. Keeravani, the Composer, and Chandrabose, the Lyricist, Receive the Glory.

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