The Oscars are just around the corner, so we’d thought we’d revisit some of the most memorable moments in the glamorous ceremony’s history.
Being lovers of all things hair and beauty, we always look forward to The Oscars as it’s one of the biggest and most glamorous events of the year. Along with the glitz and glamour, we also love seeing the shocking and memorable moments The Oscars always manage to produce.
1. Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director
In 2010 Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever win to the esteemed Best Director award. Beating James Cameron’s (her ex-husband) high budget blockbuster Avatar, her modest budget for The Hurt Locker managed to overcome the odds to make Oscar history.
2. Halle Berry wins
Halle Berry made history in 2002 when she became the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress award for her role in Monster’s Ball. Sporting her iconic pixie cut hairstyle, she struggled to hold back the tears as she gave a heartfelt speech.
3. South Park boys
When the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, were invited to the Oscars, the organisers should have realised that some shenanigans would likely take place. The devious duo made an impact appearing on the red carpet in drag; dressed in iconic Oscar outfits made famous by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow.
4. The kiss
Halle Berry enters our list again but this time for presenting an award. Adrien Brody was an outsider for the Best Actor category in 2003, so when he won he was visibly shocked and in the mood to celebrate; and did so pulling Halle Berry in for a long kiss on stage for the world to see.
5. The streaker
In 1974 at the 46th Academy Awards, host David Niven was left stunned as Robert Opel ran on stage streaking as he flashed the peace sign. Posing as a journalist, Robert managed to sneak backstage to etch his name in Oscar history.
6. The selfie
Last year, Ellen De Generes brought The Oscars into the digital age by producing the most retweeted picture in Twitter history. The selfie featured Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and many more, and was retweeted over 2 million times by the time the show had finished.
What are your most memorable Oscar moments? Have your say in the comments section.