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All gong wrong We look back at the Academy Awards biggest ever frock ups ahead of Oscars Night 2021

Coverage of the 2021 Academy Awards begins at 2200 BST on tonight and runs all the way through to 0415


Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

1. Going Gown

Jennifer Lawrence may have taken a tumble at the 2013 Academy Awards - but at least she did it in style in what's believed to be the most expensive frock ever worn to the ceremony.

The Silver Linings Playbook star famously fell as she made her way to the podium after being crowned Best Actress.

Luckily, it's her Christian Dior gown and jewels - rumoured to be worth €3.3m - that will go down in the record books.

And J-Law is in good company as Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Garner and Rami Malek have all also face-planted on the world's biggest stage.


Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

2. Bad Moon Rising

The most unforgettable howler in Oscars history saw La La Land mistakenly named Best Picture by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 2017.

The totes awky momo came about after the pair were handed the envelope for the previous award for Best Actress, which had been won by La La Land star Emma Stone.

And the acceptance speeches had already begun when Academy officials declared Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, the rightful victor.

3. Kiss off, Adrien

In behaviour that would today surely see him cancelled, Adrien Brody memorably seized the opportunity to plant one on Halle Berry while scooping Best Actor for The Pianist in 2003.

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Sweeping the presenter into a 'Hollywood kiss' - whether she wanted to or not - the youngest ever winner of the award quipped: "I bet they didn't tell you that was in the gift bag."

But his fellow Oscar winner - who became the first black woman to win Best Actress in 2002 -had a different take on the headline-grabbing smooch.

"I knew nothing about it," she later said. "'What the f***'s happening right now?' That is what was going through my mind."

4. There’s a clap for that

Turns out that Nicole Kidman had a perfectly valid reason for clapping like a seal at the 2017 Academy Awards.

The Australian star went viral for her weird palm slapping on the night.

But she later explained how was it all down to the huge Harry Winston rock she had borrowed for the occasion.

Former winner Nicole - who was reportedly dripping in 119 carats worth of diamonds - told: "I was terrified of damaging it." Fair.


Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

5. The Oscar Curse

Giving new meaning to the 'curse of the Oscars', Melissa Leo hit headlines when she accidentally swore during her 2011 acceptance speech.

The Fighter star was genuinely stunned to beat Hollywood darlings like Amy Adams and Helena Bonham Carter to be crowned Best Supporting Actress.

Accepting her first baldie, she joked: "When I watched Kate Winslet two years ago it looked so f***ing easy."

Even more jaw-dropping is the fact that she was the first star ever to drop the F-bomb during the live televised event, which has been running since 1929.

6. Bjork’s Swan Song

Two decades on, Björk's swan dress is still the most feather-ruffling ever seen on the Oscars red carpet.

The Icelandic songbird donned the Marjan Pejoski frock while vying for Best Original Song with I've Seen It All from musical drama Dancer in the Dark in 2001, even 'laying' an egg for photographers.

The singer and actress invariably flew to the top of the annual 'worst dressed' lists the next day.

But she had the last laugh when the cygnet-ure look ended up being showcased by the Museum of Modern Art in 2015.





7. Siblings, Interrupted

Long before her famous 'leg bomb', Angelina Jolie raised eyebrows at the Academy Awards by locking lips with her big brother James Haven.

The star won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted in 2000.

And just in case the snog didn't make it clear enough, she began her acceptance speech saying: "I'm in shock and I'm so in love with my brother right now."

8. Adele hath no fury...

Quite how John Travolta made the leap from Idina Menzel to 'Adele Dazeem' is still anyone's guess.

When the actor introduced the Frozen star to perform Let It Go at the Oscars in 2014 though, he appropriately made a complete snowballs of it.

The mega-hit went on to beat U2's Ordinary Love to the Best Original Song prize later in the night.

And the Broadway singer got her own back when she jokingly introduced her old pal John as 'Glom Gazingo' at the 87th Academy Awards the following year.


Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

9. Line of booty

Oscars lore was born when a streaker rushed the stage just as Elizabeth Taylor was about to announce the Best Picture winner in 1974.

The cheeky stunt turned Robert Opel into an overnight icon Stateside.

Tragically, the political activist - who is the subject of 2010 documentary Uncle Bob - was murdered just five years later aged 39 during a robbery.

10. Hanks a bunch

Tom Hanks lifted the first of two back-to-back Best Actor awards for AIDS drama Philadelphia in 1994.

But even the movie wasn't nearly as dramatic as the moment he supposedly 'outed' his high school drama teacher as one of "the finest gay Americans" in his thank you speech.

The moment - which was splashed across the front page of the New York Post - famously inspired 1997 comedy In & Out starring Kevin Kline.

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