13 Major Award Show Mishaps
Live TV, especially live awards shows, can be some of the most entertaining stuff on television, and not because audiences get to see unedited and at times unfiltered reactions from their favorite stars, but because even the best-planned events go awry. From music awards to the Golden Globes and the Oscars, even the most well thought out events and planned out teleprompter speeches can’t stop accidents from happening. There have been some small and some rather huge mishaps at awards shows over the years by some of the biggest stars and a lot have happened in recent years! Take a look back at 13 of the biggest and most memorable and awkward live award show mishaps from the 2000s:
13. Oscars So White Controversy
In 2016 it was disappointing and embarrassing that Oscars So White was even viable creating some of the biggest Oscars drama of recent years. The hashtag “Oscars So White” immediately began tending after the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards were announced and it was quickly noticed that everyone in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories were all white. The outrage was not only from the public either, as the lack of diversity in the four major categories incited a boycott from stars such as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. It was a huge oversight for the academy and a sad truth to be faced with in the year 2016.
12. Anne Hathaway and James Franco Hosting
It has now been several years since audiences endured Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the Oscars in 2011, but it is still as memorable as ever. Almost any clip from their joint hosting that year is cringeworthy, even looking back on it years later. For many, the disaster of them hosting was even more disappointing because for once two young, major stars of the time were chosen and had the credentials to back up why they should be entertaining hosts. For two award-winning actors, they couldn’t fake through not having any chemistry, and Franco certainly didn’t even try to pretend he actually wanted to be there. Having these two host was a huge disappointment and was extremely painful to watch.