Are you ready for the 91st annual Academy Awards? It’s all happening on February 24 and we’re already assuming Roma will snag a bunch of awards and expecting some iconic fashion looks. Ahead of the biggest night in Hollywood, we’re taking a look back at some of the most uncomfortable moments we’ve ever had to watch through our television screens. You know, those moments where it’s painful to watch but you can’t quite bring yourself to look away. Here’s to a 2019 Oscars where everyone keeps their clothes on.[/nextpage][nextpage]
1973: When Marlon Brando didn’t accept his award.
Brando won the Oscar for “Best Actor,” but he wasn’t there to accept—rather, he sent Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American activist, to decline and protest his award. The audience wasn’t thrilled, which made it even harder to watch.[/nextpage][nextpage]
1989: When Rob Lowe sang a duet with Snow White.
The entire 11-minute performance shows Disney princess Snow White attending the Oscars—and was incredibly weird for people to watch. What was even weirder was when actor Rob Lowe appeared on stage to sing a duet with the princess (skip to five minutes in). Lowe opened up to the New York Timesabout the debacle in 1992, saying, “Look, the academy asked me to take that role so I was a good soldier and did it. You can’t be your own manager and agent and soothsayer—you have to take risks. And on that one I got shot in the foot.”[/nextpage][nextpage]
1998: When James Cameron quoted his own movie in his acceptance speech.
Cameron had just won the award for “Best Director” for his movie Titanic, and during his acceptance speech, brought his own ship down (too soon?). At the end of his speech, he shouted “I’m king of the world”—a line from the movie—and people were less than pleased, calling him arrogant.[/nextpage][nextpage]
1999: When Roberto Benigni stood up on the theater seats.
The Italian actor and director was so excited that the movie Life is Beautiful won the Oscar for “Best Foreign Film,” he walked on the backs of seats. People thought his reaction was a bit overdramatic.
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