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Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999

Most people remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren ball gown at the ’99 Oscars — but it was the epic meltdown she had during her acceptance speech for her role in Shakespeare in Love that’s truly worth revisiting.

The 10 Best Oscars Meltdowns

Nora Crotty
News Editor

The Oscars are more than just red carpet gowns and the host’s awkward jokes. It’s also a time when Hollywood’s finest tend to get super emotional — often when winning an award onstage, and sometimes while they’re just sitting in the audience, feeling moved.  

From Chris Pine’s infamous single tear at the 2015 Academy Awards to Halle Berry’s 2001 open-mouthed meltdown, these are the Oscars’ most memorable tearful moments — GIF’d. 

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