The 94th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. Many iconic moments have been captured at the Academy Awards over the years. The Oscars are the biggest night in Hollywood, and the gala has created some significant moments in its more than 90 years of history – some fun, some moving and some confusing. read more: After initially being dropped from the guest list, West Side Story’s Rachel Jagler was invited to host the 2022 Oscars.
Below are some of the most memorable moments at the Oscars over the past few years:
* Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor: In 2014, the actor won an award for the Dallas Buyers Club. He was nominated for the award along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Bruce Tern and Civetal Egiofor. After he won the award, Matthew closed his eyes and looked up and could see a sigh of relief. He then smiled and kissed his wife before heading to the stage to receive his award.
* Rami Malek falls off stage after winning the award: The actor fell after winning the Best Actor award for Bohemian Rhapsody. The actor grabbed his award and looked back with wide eyes after the fall.
* Jennifer Lawrence falls down the stairs: The actor stumbled while climbing the stage stairs to accept the Silver Linings Playback Award for Best Actress at the 2013 Academy Awards. The actor, whose face was about to fall down, soon composed himself. When she reached the stage she started laughing.
* Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar Selfie: The comedian and TV presenter also took a selfie with several actors at the 2014 Academy Awards. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Saning Tatum.
* Filmmaker Pang Jun-ho with his Oscar: The South Korean director won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars for his thriller Parachute. He then posed with all the awards.
* Oscar 2017 Best Picture Nonsense: When the Moonlight play was a real winner, the Academy’s best prize was briefly awarded to the music La La Land. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ accountants, the company responsible for scheduling and securing Oscar votes and results, provided the wrong envelopes to providers Warren Beatty and Fay Dune. Instead of winning the Moonlight for Best Picture, Emma Stone received a prize for a copy of the cover for Best Actress – La La Land.
* Leonardo DiCaprio wins after several defeats: At the 2016 Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for The Revenant. Many believed that his success was too late as the actor had been nominated five times since 1994. In one picture, he was sitting on his phone with the award standing between his legs on the floor.