11 Most Cringeworthy and Awkward Moments at the 2020 Oscars Night
It was the night of the 92nd Academy Awards and as usual, it was a grand affair as usual that saw the red carpet abuzz with the stars flouting the latest fashion some elegant some gaudy and of course some bizarre providing juicy fodder for the paparazzi. It was all of Hollywood and people from the film industry all over the world celebrating their own achievements. With the amount of talent in the room, there will undoubtedly bound to be some weird things going on such as awkward meetups, awkward conversations, and even awkward and goofy facial reactions which invariably get caught on television. That being said here are the 2020 Oscar’s most awkward moments.
1 When Giuliana Rancic interviewed Julia Butters
Among awkward moments of 2020 Academy Awards, It was Giuliana Rancic who was rattled with the answer of 10-year-old child star Julia Butters. Giuliana asked Julia whether she and Leonardo Dicaprio would chat between takes during the filming of “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” Julia who is a professional though young of age said that they hardly chatted at all “”Not really, we would be professional,” Julia said. Giuliana was really rattled by the answer.
2Giuliana’s chat with Questlove
When Questlove candidly mentioned an Oscar after-party which is usually after the Academy Awards Night, Giuliana joked and asked him if he also had a plus one. Questlove instantly answered Uh, I’m not even invited. I’m DJing but I’m not even invited.” Welp, guess she’s not going! Lol.”
3Diane Warren being acidic about her lack of Oscar wins
Speaking about 2020 Oscar awkward moments, Diane Warren till date has been nominated for 11 Oscars and never won. Speaking to Giuliana, she said that she has never won an Oscar in spite of being the only woman with so many nominations. Giuliana went like “I’m sure that’s not true!” and then Diane answered, “it is.” She then spoke about how she felt she may win the year she is nominated against Lady Gaga. Talk about an acid tongue.
4Kristin Dos Santos saying Greta Gerwig was nominated for an award but she wasn’t
Now such things can get confusing during Academy Awards Night. Actually Kristin Dos was speaking about the nominees for best actress and happened to mention Saoirse Ronan but then diverted the subject to Greta Gerwig, the director of Little Women. She remarked “There’s a lot of talk about female directors being shut out this year and I’m so happy she’s in the running.”
The weirdest things about the incident
The weird things about this are that Greta wasn’t even nominated for the Best director award. Maybe it was possible that there was a mix-ups and what Kristin really meant was that she was happy for Saorise being nominated for Best Actress as a result of Greta’s snub. Whether that’s true or not, it is something really weird.
5Cynthia Erivo’s name being mispronounced by Steven Martin
At the beginning of the show, Chris Rick and Steve Martin were delivering a bit of a monologue when Martin mispronounced Cynthia Evrio’s last name. It was quite awkward especially due to the fact that the only acting nominee of color that night was Cynthia Evrio. Twitterati noticed it immediately.
6Diane Keaton dropping the piece of paper with the winner on it
Now this was a gaffe even though it was a simple one but to drop the winning name in front of the crowd at the Academy Awards Night, now that’s really something. It happened when Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves were announcing the screenplay award and Diane suddenly dropped the paper that had the winners name on it. However, she did damage control like a pro.
7Eminem’s surprise performance
As one of the awkward moments of 2020 Academy Awards, this wasn’t something to be mad about. However, it was slightly odd especially when Eminem suddenly rose up from beneath the stage to perform his number and what was awkward about it was the fact that no one thought he would be there. It was a confusing moment for many in the audience and it clearly showed on many faces.
8The makeup and hairstyling winners got commercial’ed off the stage
When the hair and makeup artists of bombshells went up to receive their award during the Academy Awards Night 2020, one man started speaking even before the women could get to the mic and then suddenly the lights were dimmed and ABC cut the moment for their commercial. Speak about 2020 Oscar awkward moments that was extremely rude.
9That small little sentence in Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech
Given the fact that Joaquin Phoenix gave an excellent speech where he spoke about vegan values and mentioned the brutal topic of artificial cow insemination just so that their milk could be exploited commercially, he did raise several valid points but it was definitely harsh hearing the phrase “artificially inseminate a cow” at an Academy Awards night.
10They tried to dim the lights on Parasite
Yes, believe it or not, but among the most awkward moments of 2020 Academy Awards, when it was announced that Parasite the South Korean production had just won the Best Picture award, the audience seemed rightly pissed that the lights began to dim even when the crew of the film was still on stage. Some like Charlize Theron even started making signs for the lights to be turned back on so that the cast and crew could carry on with their speeches.
11Billie Eilish’s reaction to Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig’s song
Among the Oscar 2020 most awkward moments when Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig were singing in a moment that seemed hilarious, Billie was caught on camera making this weird face, well, when you are at the Academy Awards Night, there are cameras everywhere so you have to be careful. A video in twitter made it even more cringe.