10 unforgettable moments at the Oscars

Published April 25, 2021, 6:40 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Take a look back at some unforgettable moments from Hollywood’s biggest awards show as compiled by Merciely A. Salvador and Dane Maverick G. Padel from City of Malabon University.

The Streaker

David Niven

At the 1974 Academy Awards, while David Niven was about to introduce Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Opel known as “The Streaker,” ran across the stage naked. Niven handled the situation perfectly by saying: “Isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”

The Falling Star

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence won the best actress for her performance in the film “Silver Linings Playbook” at the 2013 Oscars. But before she can even lay hands to her Oscar statuette, she tripped her way to the stage.

The Most Star-Studded Selfie

When the term “selfie” was still a trending idea in 2014, Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards and took a snap with the biggest stars in the audience. She turned the Oscars’ selfie into the most re-tweeted tweet of all time.

The Most-Awaited Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio

Snubbed for several years, Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged the best actor statuette in the movie “The Revenant” at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

A Visible Chemistry

Lady Gaga and David Cooper

In 2019, when Lady Gaga and David Cooper performed “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born” during the 91st Academy Awards, there were some speculations about the two stars who have a perfect chemistry on stage.

The Swan Dress


Björk composed the song “I’ve Seen It All” for the movie “Dancer in the Dark” and was nominated for best original song during the 73rd Academy Awards. Her outfit was recognized by many because of its uniqueness. Others deemed it worst. But in 2008, the famous swan dress was voted as the ninth-most iconic red-carpet dress of all time in a Debenhams poll.

The First Woman of Color

Halle Berry

Halle Berry won best actress for her stunning performance in the drama “Monster’s Ball” in 2002, making her the first woman of color to have won the award.

South Korea Makes History

The cast of ‘Parasite’

“Parasite” is the first foreign film ever to win best picture at the Oscars. The South Korean movie also won three other awards – director, original screenplay, and best international feature film.

Pizza Delivery

Pizza time at the Oscars

Aside from the iconic selfie, Ellen DeGeneres threw a pizza party for the Hollywood A-Listers in the front row while she was hosting the show. Brad Pitt even gave a helping hand.

They Got the Wrong Envelope

Warren Beatty

Veteran Hollywood stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and announced “La La Land” as best picture instead of “Moonlight” during the Oscars in 2017.