12 Of The Most Awkward Award Show Moments Of All Time


In case you didn’t know, you’re right at the height of awards show season.  The Golden Globes are on tomorrow night, and the tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife.  No, wait, the Spanx are so tight the only way out of them is with a knife.  So are the plastered smiles accompanied by golf claps during the loser close-ups.  All of these things and more are a recipe for award show awkwardness.  Which is my favorite kind.

Through the years, there have been many, MANY cringe-worthy moments at awards shows and I’m not just talking about the ones on MTV.  I love seeing calm, cool, collected celebrities get nervous and human and weird – don’t you?  Bottom’s up!

1. Scarlett Johansson Gets Groped

During the 2006 Golden Globes, Isaac Mizrahi decided that because he’s gay and in fashion, he totally has the right to grope Scarlett’s globes.  I’m pretty sure he’s never been asked to host a red carpet event ever again.

2. Bjork’s Swan Dress

I remember watching this and not understanding any of it but loving every second of it because I was an awkward teenager who stayed home to watch award shows with her mother.

3. Don’t Fuck With Faith

Oh snap!  Though I have to say, when someone is asked to perform onstage immediately prior to the announcement of the award they’re nominated for and waits to hear the results backstage, it’s universally acknowledged that they’re probably the winner.  That being said, the pure rage here is pretty intense.

4. Taylor Swift’s Stinky Eye

Taylor Swift will forever be documented as being the only person to not be openly obsessed with Adele.  FOR SHAME.  She was probably just mad because she had the perfect “Oh golly gee whiz” speech planned.

5. Kristen Stewart’s Limp

It’s not exactly news that Kristen Stewart is awkward, right?  Poor Daniel Radcliffe, having to present with the star of that other franchise.  *nose curl*

6. Adrien Brody Attacks Halle Berry

While Halle Berry certainly did not give her consent for such an act, this is pretty endearing.  Hey, if I won an Oscar and Ryan Gosling was on stage handing it to me, I’d probably throw caution to the wind and my tongue down his throat.

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    • http://plakatyfilmowe.blogspot.com/ Mierzwiak

      How about creepy Gary Busey? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE2ILaBiyPA

      • Mel

        Good call! Super inappropriate and awkward.

      • Cassandra Hough

        Ah, how could I forget?

    • Mel

      As for the Kristen Stewart limp, I’m not sure why it was weird. Wasn’t she legitimately injured and supposed to be on crutches? I’m not a fan, I think she’s pretty creepy and totally boring, but the limp as the worst thing about her that night? Nah.

      Did Jodi Foster mispronounce Jerry Orbach and call him Borach or was she talking about someone else? And I wasn’t impressed with all of the celebrities clapping and hooting over their desire for privacy? Um, if they want privacy maybe they should do community theater and drive a minivan instead of commanding 10 million dollars a movie? Just saying.