Every red carpet event, even Oscars aren't perfect - they have their share of awkward moments and thanks to the internet these moments stay etched in time forever. Now the Oscars this year are just a few days away and while you wait with bated breath, let us refresh your memories with some of the most awkward red carpet moments at the Oscars through the years.

12. Sean Penn's joke

Producer James W. Skotchdopole, actor Sean Penn, producer/director Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture, for 'Birdman' pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Getty Images)

If Sean Penn had dared to say this joke in the recent times, he would have been blown away by the worst kind of criticism. Anyway, back in 2015, he was asked to announce the best picture award winner and he went, "Who gave this son of a ... his green card?" before announcing the film 'Birdman' as the winner. The director of the romance film Alejandro G. Iñárritu is Mexican.

11. When Dakota Johnson's mom was embarrassed 

Actors Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Source: Getty Images)

At the same Oscars in 2015, someone asked actress Melanie Griffith on the red carpet if she if she has seen Fifty Shades of Grey, where her daughter Dakota Johnson plays the kinky Anastasia Steele. She refused to watch it without really saying a hard no but when pushed on, she completely refused that led Johnson to respond, flustered, "All right! You don't have to see it!" Umm..awkward!

10. Jennifer Lawrence's trips - in 2013 and 2016


JLaw tripped on her own dress twice at the Oscar red carpet - once when she was climbing up the stairs to accept her best actress award for 'Silver Linings Playbook' and the other time when she was just walking.


Both times she was wearing a dress with a gigantic skirt and things did not go down well for her. She laughed it off, but she was clearly so embarrassed. 

9. Gary Busey went attention hungry

Garey Busey was maybe mad that Ryan Secrest wasn't taking his interview so when Ryan tried to talk to Laura Linney and Jennifer Garner, he delays the interview. Post that, he went on to hug a very unsuspecting Jennifer and kissed her on her neck, leaving everyone shocked.

8. Brad and Angie meet ex Jennifer Anniston

Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt on the red carpet of the 81st Annual Academy Awards on February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.(Source: Getty images)

At the 2009 Oscars, 4 years after Jen split from Brad, the three were present in the same room - publicly. Brad and Angelina both had nominations and Jennifer even presented an award as the couple sat right in front. Can you imagine how awkward that would have been?

7. Gweneth Paltrow went braless

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons March 24, 2002 in West Hollywood, CA. (Source: Getty Images)

Paltrow wore a purple dress that showed off her curves quite well. Her 2012 Oscar outfit was a cause of controversy as it was cold then - and in the later years, as she looked at the photos from that red carpet she is said to have regretted it.

6. Bjork laid an egg

Bjork at the 73rd Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday March 25, 2001. (Source: Getty Images)

Bjork wore a swan-themed outfit for the 2001 Oscars. She took it too far when she dropped quite a large egg on the red carpet, out of the frilly dress. She took ugly duckling to a whole new level.

5. John Travolta's creepy hug to ScarJo

Actor John Travolta (L) and actress Scarlett Johansson attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Getty Images)

At the 2015 Oscars, John Travolta did something creepy - as Scarlett Johansson posed in her green floor-length gown for the shutterbugs, Travolta just came out of nowhere and planted a kiss on her cheek. She looked disgusted, one can only imagine how weird it must've felt.

4. Angie kissed her brother on the lips 

Angelina Jolie and James Haven (Source: Getty Images)

In 2000, Angelina won the award for Best Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted. She was there with brother Jamie Haven. She got so excited that she locked lips with him making everyone who ever saw it so uncomfortable. In her speech, she said, "I'm in shock, and I'm so in love with my brother right now. He just held me and said he loved me and I know he's so happy for me."

3. When the wrong best picture won 

Actors Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck pose in the press room at the 89th annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Getty Images)

At the Oscars of 2017, the award for best picture was presented to La La Land, the Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling starrer. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway who presented it had made a mistake. The stars and crew started to make heartfelt speeches and then it was announced that Moonlight had won instead. 

2. Stacey Dash's weird speech

Actress Stacy Dash presents on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Getty Images)

Clueless actress Stacey Dash made a surprise appearance at the 2016 Oscars, but it did not go down well. Host Chris Rock introduced her and her speech perhaps left a deafening silence in the room. She said, "I cannot wait to help my people out — Happy Black History Month! When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not 'black enough,' they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black [sic] than a cookie cutter black who thinks — and votes — just like all my friends." Oh..okay.

1. When Ryan Seacrest was covered with ash 

Sacha Baron couldn't take Ryan Seacrest's no drama interview. He came dressed as General Aladeen, his character from the comedy film The Dictator, along with his sexy looking guards. He carried a golden colored urn with him, which he said contained the ashes ex North Korean politician Kim Jong-Il. As he was pushed back by security, he ended up emptying the urn on Ryan and he had a huge smear of of ash throughout the show. He did not look happy. 

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