The 13 most awkward moments in Oscar history


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Anne Hathaway and James Franco make a go at hosting the Oscars together.

The Oscars honor moving performances and the highest acheivements in the film industry. But the ceremony itself? Never perfect, nor even close to it.


The comedic writing for the show often seems to falter, even with a good host, or hosts who seem good in theory (see: Anne Hathaway and James Franco).

Since the Oscar ceremony is brought to our living rooms as a live telecast, mistakes are bound to happen. Celebrites are people, too after all.

Throughout the Oscars' 88-year history (coming up on 89), there have been plenty of uncomfortable, weird, and just offensive moments that made everyone at home and at the ceremony itself feel very awkward.

Here are the most awkward moments throughout Oscar history: