In Los Angeles are the final preparations for the award “Oscar-2016”: stars for the umpteenth time to try on evening dresses that will wear on the red carpet, the nominees rehearse the speech in case of a long-awaited victory (Leonardo DiCaprio, among other things, for the sixth time), and African Americans prepare banners for the next protest against the Academy.
What will be the ceremony this year – boring, pathetic or no politicized, – find out very soon, but for now – thinking of the most resonant moments of the ceremonies of years past.
The most boring ceremony
The Oscars is famous for its leading – many watching the ceremony just for the sake of witty jokes entertainer. However, in 2011 something went wrong: the Duo of Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who entertained the guests, turned out to be extremely dull. In General, it was a complete failure: the actors both sang and danced, and changed, but the audience looked at them with bewilderment. In the end, the viewers, guests and critics have called the most boring ceremony in the history (is it even in 30-ies it was fun?). And still no one understood why the Duo of stars was so unsuccessful.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco
The most awkward ceremony
In 2009 on the red carpet of the award “Oscar” met the participants of the Hollywood love triangle zero – brad pitt and his women, ex-wife Jennifer aniston and current Angelina Jolie (which at that time, however, his wife was not).
Of course, “met” is a strong word, because the stars have done everything to not overlap. But Hollywood gossip has had time to wash up the Trinity every bone: discussed and miserable looking aniston, which didn’t save even boyfriend John Mayer, and a triumphant smile Jolie, and the strained expression of the pitt.
Brad pitt and Angelina Jolie
Jennifer aniston and John Mayer
The most obscene ceremony
It is now Angelina Jolie – exemplary mother of many children and to the young actress, as we all remember and know that I loved “light”. At the ceremony of awarding the prize “Oscar” in 2000, the star, for example, celebrated his win (best supporting actress for her role in “girl, Interrupted”) a passionate French kiss with brother James. To say that everyone was shocked, is an understatement. Speculation about a special relationship of a brother and sister went for a long time, Jolie and she pretended that she did not understand what all the fuss is about.
So in the family of Angelina Jolie’s customary to kiss the brothers
The most “elegant” ceremony
Distinguished Angelina Jolie and the ceremony of the award “Oscar” in 2012 – through dress with a high slit. In principle, the red carpet saw the cuts and more, but few demonstrated them with such, ahem, grace, Angie: for photographers, the actress posed proudly exposed (sticking out like that?) leg, so that it seemed as if this unhappy foot living separate lives. Memes don’t have to wait long – and they still seem funny.
The “criminal” ceremony
Ceremony 2000 was characterized by the fact that on the eve of an important event 55 statuettes were stolen from a warehouse by an enterprising workers. For some unknown reason, the attackers threw a valuable cargo, which was found a few days later. Fortunately, the story ended happily and the winners got their statuettes.
The “Nude” ceremony
Up to 2000-ies at the Oscar ceremonies had fun too, although it is now little remembered. So, in 1974, on the stage, which at this point was waiting for Elizabeth Taylor, suddenly saw a completely naked man. Making the sign of the “IPR”, the stranger calmly went backstage, but poor Taylor, I found his “performance”, simply speechless. It was later revealed that the extravagant man stripped in the name of protecting their ideals: photographer, artist and gay activist, he protested against the ban nudist beaches and defended the rights of sexual minorities. Original.
The most scandalous ceremony
In 1982, Polish Director Zbigniew rybczynski won the Oscar for best animated short film, but to enjoy the triumph full the man did not work: after receiving the statuette, he briefly went outside, but the reverse could not – the guards didn’t recognize the winner and simply not allowed into the hall. Came down to a fight – night the Director spent at the police station.
The most politically incorrect ceremony
The first African-American to win an Oscar, was Hattie McDaniel: the role of Mammy, maids Scarlett O’hara in the film gone with the wind, Hattie brought victory in the nomination “the Best actress”. Recognition McDaniel was an important step in American society in combating racial discrimination, that’s just, ironically, win the actress also looked grotesque: the whole ceremony Hetty sat in a special section of the hall reserved “for blacks”.
Hattie McDaniel in the movie “gone with the wind”
The most absurd ceremonies
The ability of Jennifer Lawrence to balance on the heels and to cope with long hems of evening dresses has already become the talk of the town – the star is constantly falling on the red carpet. No sooner had the fans to forget how the actress stretched out on the ceremony “Oscar” in 2013, as she fell again a year later. Something tells us that these downfalls will be many more – Lawrence believes that it is her “trick”.
Jennifer Lawrence had not yet learned not to fall on stage and the red carpet
The most politicized ceremony
The ceremony of awarding the prize “Oscar” often becomes a platform for serious social statements of the nominees and winners: here protect the rights of Indians, refugees, and the feminists, discussing U.S. foreign policy and denounce unequal pay in Hollywood. However, perhaps the most politicized ceremony happened in 2003, when documentary filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at then-U.S. President George W. Bush.
Remember the confusion that occurred in the history of “Oscar”, can be infinite. I wonder what will bring us the coming ceremony?