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Cringe moments at award shows

Catherine Zeta-Jones singing a bar of song at the 2013 Golden Globes, pausing for applause and then there's silence

by Anonymousreply 132November 30, 2022 4:34 PM

Link, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1November 22, 2022 1:13 PM

“Miley, what’s good??”

by Anonymousreply 2November 22, 2022 1:13 PM


Only some dumb edited clip of it is on YouTube

by Anonymousreply 3November 22, 2022 1:17 PM

Will Smith owns this thread, of course; Rob Lowe is grateful.

by Anonymousreply 4November 22, 2022 1:19 PM

Jimmy Kimmel laying down. He's such a dumbass that he'll definitely do it again whilst hosting the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 5November 22, 2022 1:24 PM

Adore Lily Tomlin but she was presenting best actress award at the Tonys one year and instead of just saying MADELINE KAHN she said TO THE PERSON WHO GOT ME MY FIRST JOB IN NY BECAUSE SHE TOLD THE MANAGER OF blah blah blah..... MADELINE KAHN!!!! Cringe. It wasn’t about Lily and it was rude to the other nominees. Ben Vereen did something similar at the Tonys when he said TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO REACHED OUT TO ME WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM MY ACCIDENT.....CHITA RIVERA!!!! Eek.

by Anonymousreply 6November 22, 2022 1:31 PM

Cybill Shepherd "accidentally" getting a couple of the film names wrong for Best Supporting Actor, and instead saying the names of her then boyfriend's films, who I do not care for

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by Anonymousreply 7November 22, 2022 1:49 PM

Warren Beatty - 'And the Academy Award for Best Picture..La La Land!' Moments later: Jordan Horowitz (Producer of La La Land) 'What? You guys, I’m sorry, no. There’s a mistake. “Moonlight,” you guys won best picture.' Jimmy Kimmel (as the 'Moonlight' cast and producers comes on stage and the 'La La Land' group exits) 'WARREN! WHAT DID YOU DO?'

by Anonymousreply 8November 22, 2022 1:52 PM

Emma Watson quivering with some strange emotion while referencing her former boss

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by Anonymousreply 9November 22, 2022 1:52 PM

Robin Thicke in his Beetlejuice suit singing "Blurred Lines" and dry-humping Miley Cyrus.

by Anonymousreply 10November 22, 2022 1:54 PM

“I love my life!”

by Anonymousreply 11November 22, 2022 1:55 PM

whatshername littlefeather, recently exposed by her own family as a total fraud with no native heritage, makes this performance both cringeworthy and kind of fascinating

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by Anonymousreply 12November 22, 2022 1:55 PM

The Jolie leg/hip thrust combo.

by Anonymousreply 13November 22, 2022 2:00 PM

for me, personally, Olivia Coleman's acceptance speech and performance, which everyone else loved, playing everywhere a couple of days after in the UK, you couldn't escape it

by Anonymousreply 14November 22, 2022 2:00 PM

Jodie Foster's "I just slipped something into Al's drink!" facial expressions.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 22, 2022 2:01 PM

Pretty much the fact that Ricky Gervais exists.

Yeah, yeah, we know, you hate everybody in Hollywood. Stick up your whiz-wang, fat boy.

Hey Ricky! Remember when you looked like Lady Troubridge fucked Pee-Wee Herman?

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by Anonymousreply 16November 22, 2022 2:05 PM


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by Anonymousreply 17November 22, 2022 2:05 PM

Frances McDormand.

by Anonymousreply 18November 22, 2022 2:06 PM

Barbra Streisand getting her 'Best Actress' award in 1969, climbing up the stairs to the stage in her see-through pajamas.

by Anonymousreply 19November 22, 2022 2:11 PM


by Anonymousreply 20November 22, 2022 2:13 PM

Hi guys!


by Anonymousreply 21November 22, 2022 2:14 PM

Hi guys! *waves*

by Anonymousreply 22November 22, 2022 2:26 PM

Exhume those BODIES!!!

by Anonymousreply 23November 22, 2022 2:31 PM

Adele Dazeem!

by Anonymousreply 24November 22, 2022 2:48 PM


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by Anonymousreply 25November 22, 2022 3:28 PM

Snow White and Rob Lowe.

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by Anonymousreply 26November 22, 2022 3:31 PM


Gladiator!! 🥴🤪

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by Anonymousreply 27November 22, 2022 3:31 PM

Da butt

by Anonymousreply 28November 22, 2022 3:35 PM

Glenn Close wearing a shiny, regal gold gown with train... only to have that English whore steal her rightful Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 29November 22, 2022 3:38 PM

Elaine Stritch at the 2002 Tony Awards. Her thank you speech was rambling too long, so they started the music to cue her to wrap it up, she continued anyway, speaking louder as the music volume increased, with her eventually crying out "Please don't do this to me!" the second before they cut to a commercial break.

(Speech starts at 55:14, 56:47 is when the music starts playing.)

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by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2022 3:41 PM

[quote]Elaine Stritch at the 2002 Tony Awards. Her thank you speech was rambling too long, so they started the music to cue her to wrap it up, she continued anyway, speaking louder as the music volume increased, with her eventually crying out "Please don't do this to me!" the second before they cut to a commercial break.

What a egoist.

by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2022 3:46 PM

Even more embarrassing, R30, when you realize she didn't actually win the award.

by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2022 3:46 PM

And the Best Picture Oscar goes to...

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by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2022 3:48 PM

Melissa Leo's speech was fully unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2022 4:13 PM

FF for inane use of "cringe."

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2022 4:14 PM

She should've never been allowed to go onstage like this.

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by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2022 4:27 PM

Sarah Silverman kicking Britney while she was down. Including calling her kids "mistakes."

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by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2022 4:29 PM

Not cringe, R36. Has to be something that happens or is done to a respectable person.

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2022 4:30 PM

That Sarah Silverman bit is hilarious. Not cringe at all, R37.

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2022 4:30 PM

Gaga dressing up as a man doing a ridiculously long, embarrassing monologue before her performance and then staying in character all night long.

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2022 4:34 PM

"I'm real happy for you and imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! Of all time!"

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2022 4:36 PM

r8 That was Faye Dunaway who fucked that up.

Also, how pathetic were the La La Land producers who still read their speeches out, even though they realised they hadn't actually won. And fuck the one who just casually tossed out "Moonlight won". Bitter assholes

by Anonymousreply 42November 22, 2022 4:44 PM

Glenn Close twerking

by Anonymousreply 43November 22, 2022 4:45 PM

Shelley Long’s execrable singing at the Emmys, which has seemingly been scrubbed from the web.

by Anonymousreply 44November 22, 2022 4:50 PM

Diane, I love you!

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by Anonymousreply 45November 22, 2022 5:08 PM

The Sarah Silverman bit is good. And refreshing truthful to hear today when Shitney is apparently the most oppressed person in the history of the world.

by Anonymousreply 46November 22, 2022 5:43 PM

R38 "Not cringe"

Please learn English.

by Anonymousreply 47November 22, 2022 5:58 PM

How would one correct that sentence, R47?

by Anonymousreply 48November 22, 2022 6:00 PM

Jacqueline Bissett’s Golden Globes win in 2014, where she dithers her way to the stage & gripes that they got her food order wrong. SNL did a hilarious spoof with Vanessa Bayer, where she keeps sitting back down & walking in the wrong direction.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 22, 2022 6:02 PM

Thread closed

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by Anonymousreply 50November 22, 2022 6:37 PM

Oprah, Uma…Uma, Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 51November 22, 2022 6:46 PM

One year at the Emmys Crystal Bernard came out to present with Alan Thicke and had one of the funniest public falls I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 52November 22, 2022 6:55 PM

A minor one, but pronouncing Anthony Perkins name as “Antony” when reading out the list of nominees. Gwyneth was high on the prestige of the Oscar’s and her own sense of self-importance.

by Anonymousreply 53November 22, 2022 7:03 PM

I can’t think of any.

by Anonymousreply 54November 22, 2022 7:09 PM

Please please find video of that, r52.

by Anonymousreply 55November 22, 2022 7:14 PM

OP what’s “cringe” is your use of the word “cringe”.

by Anonymousreply 56November 22, 2022 7:45 PM

James Corden vs Patrick Stewart. At least Stewart had the excuse of obviously being drunk

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by Anonymousreply 57November 22, 2022 7:59 PM

Tom Hiddelston's speech at the golden globes. Ew.

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by Anonymousreply 58November 22, 2022 8:24 PM

OP- She was waiting for people to tell her that she only looked 19 years old.

by Anonymousreply 59November 22, 2022 8:34 PM

I can’t stand James Corden but that was truly painful to watch.

by Anonymousreply 60November 22, 2022 9:18 PM

[quote]OP what’s “cringe” is your use of the word “cringe”.

What word would you suggest instead?

by Anonymousreply 61November 23, 2022 8:33 AM

Here's the only clip of it on YouTube. They cut it off right when it got to her awkward glance around the auditorium.

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by Anonymousreply 62November 23, 2022 8:35 AM

r53, I'm pretty sure that was Hopkins, not Perkins - I don't blame Goop for that, she was using a correct pronunciation

by Anonymousreply 63November 23, 2022 8:40 AM

Taylor isn't even Jewish

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by Anonymousreply 64November 23, 2022 9:01 AM

[quote] Tom Hiddelston's speech at the golden globes. Ew.

Coming after the PR disaster of HiddleSwift, that speech was the coup de grace on his chances of a leading man career outside of Loki.

by Anonymousreply 65November 23, 2022 9:19 AM

[quote] Tom Hiddelston's speech at the golden globes. Ew.

After the PR disaster of HiddleSwift, that speech was the coup de grace on his chances for a leading man career outside of Loki.

by Anonymousreply 66November 23, 2022 9:21 AM

R65 R66

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by Anonymousreply 67November 23, 2022 9:37 AM

I seem to recall Jennifer Connelly giving an awkward barely audible Oscar acceptance speech for A Beautiful Mind. It was as if she had never been in front of a camera before in her life.

by Anonymousreply 68November 23, 2022 10:11 AM

R20, This was a hoot

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by Anonymousreply 69November 23, 2022 10:53 AM

[quote] R53], I'm pretty sure that was Hopkins, not Perkins - I don't blame Goop for that, she was using a correct pronunciation

That is correct, it was Hopkins. And no his name is not pronounced “Antony.” He was asked about it later.

by Anonymousreply 70November 23, 2022 10:58 AM

Speaking of Zeta Jones and CRINGE... This goes even beyond that. Apparently "acting" the song for her involves continual neck spasms. Whoever thought this was a ood idea should've been fired right along with the.actress herself. Sondheim should've sued.

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by Anonymousreply 71November 23, 2022 11:36 AM

[quote] "a ood idea"

*a GOOD idea

by Anonymousreply 72November 23, 2022 11:39 AM

r70, I know he doesn't pronounce it that way, but for many educated people the standard English pronunciation is what Goop said.

by Anonymousreply 73November 23, 2022 11:56 AM

r71 Forbidden Broadway's take on that

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by Anonymousreply 74November 23, 2022 1:47 PM

Not for Anthony Hopkins and it’s his name so I think he would know. R73.

by Anonymousreply 75November 23, 2022 2:03 PM

R73 = Blythe Danner.

by Anonymousreply 76November 23, 2022 2:43 PM

And look how high West has risen since then r63…he.s ready to be flushed down the crapper…..

by Anonymousreply 77November 23, 2022 3:48 PM

R68: The backstory on Jennifer Connelly's demeanor as she gave her Oscar acceptance speech is that Josh Charles, whom she was dating at the time, had dumped her just a few days before what should have been a wonderful night for her.

I personally think she recovered quite nicely years later with Paul Bettany.

by Anonymousreply 78November 25, 2022 6:21 PM

At the Oscars, when ancient Kirk Douglas...well in his nineties...received an honorary Oscar. Anne Hathaway was one of the presenters that year...and he started to flirt and hit on her. It was gross.

by Anonymousreply 79November 25, 2022 6:41 PM

No mention of Elizabeth Taylor, clearly no longer in control of her faculties, presenting Best Picture at the Golden Globes?

You bitches are slipping.

by Anonymousreply 80November 25, 2022 6:51 PM

No, R80, you're slipping. It was posted ages ago.

by Anonymousreply 81November 25, 2022 6:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 82November 25, 2022 6:53 PM

These award shows are cringey all around, which is why I never watch them....except, maybe the Oscars. Afterwards, I ask myself why I even bother to watch that.

by Anonymousreply 83November 25, 2022 6:55 PM

The year that Catherine Zeta Jones won an Oscar, Kathy Bates was also nominated in the same category. I forgot who the announcer was, it was a guy, but when he announced the winner, he said, only, "C/Katherine." There was some confusion.

by Anonymousreply 84November 25, 2022 6:56 PM

[quote] Only some dumb edited clip of it is on YouTube

You should link it, anyway. Just copy and paste the URL.

by Anonymousreply 85November 25, 2022 6:57 PM

The first year of the MeToo Movement. The producers went all out to present a clean and politically correct show, free of accused sexual predators. Even the previous year's Best Actor winner, Casey Affleck, was uninvited to present that year's Best Actress Award.

Then who do they bring out to present Best Picture??? Natalie Wood's accused rapist: Kirk Douglas. Couldn't fucking believe it!

by Anonymousreply 86November 25, 2022 6:59 PM

[quote]Shelley Long’s execrable singing at the Emmys, which has seemingly been scrubbed from the web.

It used to be on Youtube and it was awful, total cringe. She did a 1940s-style musical number with dancers on one of the Emmys in the 80s. Her voice was a church lady-sounding alto and the whole number was ridiculously corny and dated. Needless to say, the Emmys never had Shelley Long do another musical number.

by Anonymousreply 87November 25, 2022 6:59 PM

Christ you men are so mean! What would you rather have? Kristie Alley torching “Bill” from Show Boat?

by Anonymousreply 88November 25, 2022 7:02 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow's tearful Oscar speech in an ill-fitting, shiny pink dress.

Halle Berry also "cried" while accepting her Oscar. I don't know why women feel they have to cry when accepting Oscars.

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by Anonymousreply 89November 25, 2022 7:02 PM

Sally Field, "You Like Me."

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by Anonymousreply 90November 25, 2022 7:03 PM

Linda Lavin singing her theme song with dancing boys.

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by Anonymousreply 91November 25, 2022 7:06 PM

The musical numbers on 1980s awards shows were so cringe. They were still doing these incredibly dated 1940s-style "Showbiz!" type routines. It looked ridiculous by that time.

by Anonymousreply 92November 25, 2022 7:11 PM

[quote]The musical numbers on 1980s awards shows were so cringe. They were still doing these incredibly dated 1940s-style "Showbiz!" type routines. It looked ridiculous by that time.

Says you.

by Anonymousreply 93November 25, 2022 7:12 PM

Any of the Debbie Allen choreographed Oscar dances.

by Anonymousreply 94November 25, 2022 7:13 PM

Debbie Allen was in a class of her own when it came to cringe musical numbers. They were mocked every year. Gil Cates was the Oscars producer and was enamored of Debbie, that's why she got a number every year. When Cates was gone from the Oscars, so was Debbie.

by Anonymousreply 95November 25, 2022 7:19 PM

Bruce Vilanch was a writer for the 1989 Oscars and talks about the Rob Lowe/Snow White fiasco.

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by Anonymousreply 96November 25, 2022 7:20 PM
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by Anonymousreply 97November 25, 2022 7:25 PM


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by Anonymousreply 98November 25, 2022 7:25 PM

R80, it's been mentioned at least twice on this thread already, one of them by myself - including the video of it.

by Anonymousreply 99November 25, 2022 7:37 PM

Halle Berry, John Travolta, and Hugh Jackman at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards. Halle talks about being paid $500,000 to show her breasts in Swordfish or "$250k per tit." Then talks about the "unjustice" of Jackman and Travolta not having to get naked while they awkwardly grind against her and then lift up their shirts. It's seriously one of the most cringe inducing things I've ever seen in my life.

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by Anonymousreply 100November 25, 2022 7:37 PM

Drunk-on-her-ass-on-national-television Liz Taylor still had a lot more class than today's trash whore celebrities. She was a real fucking STAR.

by Anonymousreply 101November 25, 2022 7:39 PM
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by Anonymousreply 102November 25, 2022 7:43 PM

Its been cringe for the last 15 years. I don't think they'll ever get it right. I still watch though. Its still an event to me.

by Anonymousreply 103November 25, 2022 7:54 PM

Adrien Brody giving Halle Berry a "surprise anal" kiss (at 0:33) when he won the best Oscar award in 2003. The reaction was mixed -- some thought it was cute, others thought it was disrespectful and cringey. Halle wasn't cool with it.

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by Anonymousreply 104November 25, 2022 7:57 PM

Halle talking about it years later.

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by Anonymousreply 105November 25, 2022 7:58 PM

Adrien kissing Halle wasn't nearly as bad as Jim Carrey kissing Alicia Silverstone at the MTV Movie Awards. The pained expression on her face when it's over says it all.

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by Anonymousreply 106November 25, 2022 8:09 PM

I have a vague recollection of Suzanne Somers performing a musical opening number at The Golden Globes in the late 80s or early 90s. No evidence of it on YouTube so maybe it was a bad dream?

by Anonymousreply 107November 25, 2022 9:07 PM

Sting watching Jose Feliciano cover “Every Breathe You Take” 😄

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by Anonymousreply 108November 25, 2022 9:22 PM

[r107] it was real. She performed a medley of Irving Berlin hits and it was the Golden Globe awards and it was as awful as you remember

by Anonymousreply 109November 25, 2022 9:24 PM

Thanks r109! I hope someone posts it to YouTube someday. 🤣

by Anonymousreply 110November 25, 2022 9:30 PM

R17 I still can't believe they let tacky, low class gutter trash Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 111November 25, 2022 9:38 PM

Chloë Sevigny winning the Golden Globe in 2010 and having one of the stage staff accidentally step on (and rip) her dress while she was walking up to accept the award. At the beginning of the speech, she blurted out "I can't believe you just ripped my dress!". A lot of people thought she was being a cunt, but it just seemed to me that she was speaking her immediate feelings without any forethought. It was awkward, to say the least. Even worse, they misspelled her name as "Chloï Sevigny" on the bottom reader banner.

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by Anonymousreply 112November 25, 2022 9:40 PM

R80 Are you retarded? It has been brought up in this thread at least 3 times

by Anonymousreply 113November 25, 2022 9:40 PM

Carol Channing rapping with LL Cool J at the Tonys!

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by Anonymousreply 114November 25, 2022 9:56 PM

Katherine Heigl correcting the announcer who mispronounced her name at the 2007 Emmys. So awkward.

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by Anonymousreply 115November 25, 2022 10:00 PM

Winona Ryder’s facial expressions during David Harbour’s acceptance speech for Stranger Things.

There was a better animated video, but I can’t find it. At one point, he talks about solidarity , and she does a little raised fist for it.

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by Anonymousreply 116November 25, 2022 10:05 PM

Ms Taylor was not cringe at all. Idk if she was drunk or just loopy but I found her hilarious and she was totally rolling with it. So did everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 117November 25, 2022 10:09 PM

Johnny Depp, drunk off his ass.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 25, 2022 10:21 PM

Fiona Apple at the 1997 VMAs.

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by Anonymousreply 119November 25, 2022 10:24 PM

The greatest moment at any awards show - Joan Rivers at Australia's Logies.

Yes, that's what they're called.

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by Anonymousreply 120November 25, 2022 10:26 PM

Isaiah Washington in the press room of the Golden Globes declaring he didn’t call TR Knight a faggot as Shonda Rhimes giggles nervously.

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by Anonymousreply 121November 25, 2022 10:30 PM

I enjoyed this well staged Emmy opening where former hosts gate-crash NPH's monologue (loved Jane Lynch's part!), starting at around 2:10, but I suppose now Kevin Spacey's cameo at the end takes on a less light hearted tone

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by Anonymousreply 122November 26, 2022 2:53 AM


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by Anonymousreply 123November 26, 2022 6:36 AM

oh yes r123, I felt so bad for Liza

by Anonymousreply 124November 26, 2022 8:59 AM

R98, if she pulled a Kanye, he should have pulled a Will Smith 😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 125November 26, 2022 12:33 PM

R120 - Richard Wilkins is so ineffectual that he makes Joan look like s star in comparison. Plus she had some funny lines.

by Anonymousreply 126November 27, 2022 2:10 AM

R95 - Debbie Allen does Footloose at the Oscars.

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by Anonymousreply 127November 27, 2022 2:14 AM

And that woman has a say in the storylines of Grey's Anatomy, really does explain the questionable writing.

by Anonymousreply 128November 27, 2022 8:46 PM

Jennifer Coolige made huge ass o herself at this year's Emmys as did the lady who sang and cried and everyone acted like it was so moving and deep. No, it was ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 129November 30, 2022 4:10 PM

"I'm...in shock...and I'm so in love with my brother right now."

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by Anonymousreply 130November 30, 2022 4:17 PM

Also...even though she is certainly very chic and a great throwback to classic Hollywood glamour, I still cringed when Marion Cotillard won the Oscar for "La Vie en Rose" and said of her award win in Los Angeles that "...there are some angels in this city."

I dunno, it was just very yucky and too melodramatic, even for the Oscars. Even knowing what truly little I know of the real Hollywood, and yet how cynical I feel about it.

I wished for her sake that she had accepted the award silently, through sign language or via an interpreter.

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by Anonymousreply 131November 30, 2022 4:26 PM

Anyone who makes a joke that bombs.

by Anonymousreply 132November 30, 2022 4:34 PM
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