Hollywood's star players can't always be in top form, especially at the Academy Awards, where many of these elites do or say something unexpected for one reason or another. While these moments sometimes work out just fine, there have been plenty of moments through the years that have been absolutely squirm-worthy.
At the 88th Academy Awards, host Chris Rock caused many people to cringe when he introduced three kids of Asian decent as the representatives from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in charge of tallying the Oscar votes.
“They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard-working representatives," said Rock. "Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz."
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon won Oscars for visual effects for "Jungle Book," based on the celebrated 1894 story collection by Rudyard Kipling that details the exploits of an Indian boy named Mowgli, raised by wolves and thus able to speak with animals.
Legato has won previously for “Hugo” and “Titanic.”
Charlize Theron put her arm around Shirley MacLaine as the two actresses stood backstage and watched as Viola Davis won the Oscar for best supporting actress. "Oh my God, oh my God," Theron said as she embraced a teary Davis as Davis, resplendent in a red gown, stepped into the wings and dried her eyes with a tissue.
Disney’s “Zootopia,” about a female rabbit who defies her haters, doubters and a class-divided society to become a police officer, won the Oscar for animated feature.
The film, from co-directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, explores the kinds of social inequities — gender, racial and class bias — they saw unfolding during production in the national conversation as police killings of African American men sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.