Awkward Oscar moments
Hollywood's top players are usually flawless on screen, but at the Academy Awards, they're bound to say or do the unexpected. We've compiled a list of squirm-in-your-seat uncomfortable moments from past Oscar ceremonies.
This gallery was originally published on Jan. 31, 2014 and updated on Oct. 21, 2015.
Neil Patrick Harris's strange magic | 2015
After hosting the Emmys and the Tonys, jack-of-all-trades Neil Patrick Harris took over Oscar duties in 2015 with mixed results. In addition to butchering actors' names and making an ill-advised joke about Edward Snowden's absence, Harris strained the patience of even the most faithful viewers with a running gag involving a magic box holding his winners predictions.