Hollywood’s most glamorous night, the Oscars are right around the corner. The academy awards are an annual global phenomenon which has created some remarkable moments in its more than 90-year history.
This year, the Oscars will start at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, on April 25, from the Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Oscars have always generated moments that last forever and following are some of those moments:
a) The swan dress at 2001 Oscars
20 years ago, Icelandic musician Björk wore a dress that resembled a swan and walked on the red carpet. Her dress was a crystal-encrusted body stocking surrounded by a puff of white tulle, with a long neck that draped around her own. The orange beak was resting on her chest. She also mimicked laying an egg on the carpet.
b) Adrien Brody lip lock with Halle Berry in 2003 Oscars
In 2003 Oscars, Adrien Brody took the stage to accept the award for best entertainer grant for The Pianist and swept actress Halle Berry into a passionate kiss on the lips. The previous year’s best actress winner confirmed that she was caught totally off guard and knew nothing about the nonconsensual kiss.
c) Heath Ledger wins posthumous Oscar in 2009 Oscars
Heath Ledger won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2009 for his performance as The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight. The award was hailed a fitting tribute for the Australian actor who died a year ago.
d) Jennifer Lawrence trips on her way to the stage in 2013 Oscars
In 2013 Oscars, actress Jennifer Lawrence was honoured by the best entertainer grant for her work in Silver Linings Playbook. While on her approach to acknowledge the award, she stumbled over her long outfit halfway up the steps. When she went on the stage she said, “You all are just standing up on the grounds that I fell and you feel awful.”
e) Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an award in 2016 Oscars
After over twenty years in Hollywood and six nominations, hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio received his first academy award in the year 2013. Leonardo won the best actor Oscar, for his performance in The Revenant.
f) The oops moment in 2017 Oscars
In 2017 Oscars, an embarrassing mix-up of the best picture led to a heartbreaking fiasco when the wrong film was announced as Best Picture winner. Oscar for the best film was briefly handed to dreamy musical La La Land, when the actual winner was coming-of-age drama Moonlight. The mix up was the worst snafu in the history of the Academy Awards.
g) ‘Parasite’ makes Oscars history in 2020
South Korean film Parasite made history by winning the Oscar for best picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. It became the first foreign-language film to win Hollywood’s top prize in Oscars. The movie was about a helpless family that fools its way into benefiting from a rich one.