Best Moments In Oscar History
What are The Academy Awards, if not the biggest event of the year? Airing first Oscar on 16th of May in 1929, this show has given us a number of memorable moments every year. Here is a walk down memory lane in the history of the Oscars!
1 The First Black Oscar Winner
Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in ‘Gone With the Wind.’
2 The First Female To Win Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Oscar for best director in 2009. This definitely marked an important moment in terms of the progression of our society and gender equality in all areas.
3 First Black Female To Win Best Actress In A Leading Role
Halle Berry won the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster’s Ball. To this day, she’s the only black woman to have won this award.
4 Jennifer Lawrence Falls Pt. 1
5 Jennifer Lawrence Falls Pt. 2
Lawrence repeated her memorable moment in the 2014 Academy Awards as she fell on the red carpet by tripping on a cone. Instead of being angry or irritated about it, the actress flawlessly brushed it away by laughing the whole thing off. Kudos to her sense of humor!
6 Ellen’s Legendary Selfie
In 2014, Ellen Degeneres managed to get many faces of Hollywood in one frame, including Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts. Obviously, a lot has changed since then but we can still look at that picture and remember the good ol’ times of Brangelina *sigh*.
7 Leonardo DiCaprio Wins an Oscar!
Finally! The moment everyone was waiting for finally arrived in 2016, when our beloved ‘Titanic’ actor won his well-deserved Academy Award for his performance in ‘The Revenant’. DiCaprio used his platform to talk about global warming and its threats to humanity and earth.
8 Biggest Mistake In History
I think we can all agree on the fact that after the crowning of the wrong Miss Universe in 2015 by Steve Harvey, this one took the trophy from it being the biggest fail in any award show. This occurred in 2017, when Warren Beatty announced the wrong winner for Best Picture, telling it to be ‘La La Land’, when in fact it was ‘Moonlight’. There was a frenzy all over the internet and elsewhere and rightfully so. It will always be an unforgettable moment in the history of these prestigious awards.