7 Academy Award Speeches With Serious Baggage, From Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, and More
Surprisingly, there have been bigger flubbed moments in Oscar history than Jennifer Lawrence's now-famous trip up the stairs. (And only by the grace of J. Law could such a moment be turned from embarrassing to endearing.) But, hey, acceptance speeches are intimidating. There's only so many times you can practice your dream speech into a bar of soap in the shower. Celebs, they're just like us!
Oscar speeches have been responsible for some of the biggest catchphrases and moments in our cultural lexicon — from Sally Field's "You like me, you really like me!" to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s ecstatic "WHOOOO!" But some have been memorable because of their awkward nature. Whether the winner forgot to thank his or her spouse or made a political statement, these seven speeches had us all loosening our bowties and nervously zhooshing our gowns.