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Six scandals that marked the history of the Oscars

Six scandals that marked the history of the Oscars

Will Smith’s slap in the face with Chris Rock stole the show Sunday night during the 94th Academy Awards.

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However, this is not the first time that an incident has disrupted the most important evening in Hollywood cinema.

Here are six scandals that marked the history of the Oscars.

In 1973, Marlon Brandon was a favorite in the Best Actor category for his performance in the film the godfather.

However, Vito Corleone’s interpreter decided not to appear at the ceremony and instead sent original actress Sacheen Littlefeather to refuse to give her her place.

Brando wanted to protest the way First Nations actors were treated in Hollywood.

At a 1974 concert, host David Niven’s speech was interrupted by a Noe man who simply ran onto the stage to make a peace sign with his left hand.

The contestant was an artist and photographer named Robert Opel. Asked behind the scenes after his stunt, the latter explained that he therefore wanted to criticize the harmony of society.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, author of the animation South Parkwhich was a huge success on the red carpet at the 2000 Academy Awards.

Both men came to the party wearing robes. Trey Parker’s costume was a nod to what Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammys that same year. His colleague Matt Stone wore a dress reminiscent of Gwyneth Paltrow’s during the 1999 Academy Awards.

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Parker and Stone later admitted they had used LSD before the party.

In 2003, director Michael Moore won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Bowling in the bathroom.

During his acceptance speech, the director used the stage to criticize then-US president, George W. Bush, over the invasion of Iraq.

Shame on you, Mr. Bush! Shame on you! He shouted on the Kodak stage, and the audience booed.

In 2012, Sacha Baron Cohen arrived on the Oscars red carpet wearing the style of his character from the movie. the dictator.

The British comedian also brought home an urn, saying it contained the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Sacha Baron Cohen threw the contents of the ballot box at the TV host, before security rolled him off the red carpet.

The 2017 awards show ended in a chaotic fashion, as announcers Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced no no land It won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The film musical crew took the stage, triumphantly, to accept the statuette. As the speeches unfolded, representatives of the voting company informed the concert production that an error had occurred: the wrong envelope had been delivered to the presenters.

So the cast of La La Land learned on stage that they hadn’t won an Academy Award for Best Picture, which instead went to the feature film. moon light.