The 12 Most Awkward and Cringey Moments of the 2019 Oscars

Emma Baty
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From Cosmopolitan

It's Oscars night, baby, which means all your favorite celebrities are super dressed up and hanging out together in one place. The best party about this, aside from the fashion and, IDK, the movies, is that they do some incredibly awkward things. Here are the best of the worst moments of the night.

Ryan Seacrest's #shamelessplug.

IDK if you knew, but Ryan has his very own suit line, and he's used pretty much every red carpet of this season to wear it/shamelessly plug it. FYI, it's on sale at Macy's, which we know because he made sure to tell us.

Someone called Octavia Spencer "body positive."

While talking about Octavia's look for the evening, someone categorized her as "body positive," which is a pretty unnecessary distinction to make, and definitely a veiled comment about her weight. Twitter wasn't having it, naturally.



Kacey Musgraves fell a little bit on the red carpet.

She handled it like a pro, though. And that dress!


Ryan's entire interview with Richard E. Grant.

When Ryan asked Richard about how well he got along with his costar Melissa McCarthy, he said she's great, and then sarcastically said, "She's having my twins in August." Let's just say the humor didn't translate.

When Joe Alwyn dodged an obvious question about Taylor Swift.

Ryan asked Joe how he spent his very recent birthday, and you could tell that Joe had to intentionally not mention his girlfriend Taylor. It was awkward, and people def picked up on it.

When Viggo Mortensen said that Green Book made people realize why the Civil Rights Act was important.

While talking to Ryan, Vigo said that, "You know why the Civil Rights Act was necessary if you watch this movie," which seems a little weird considering most people knew why it was important wayyyy before Green Book came out. IDK.

When Sam Elliot refused to tell Ryan what Bradley Cooper made for him the first night they met.

Basically, Ryan asked Sam how he and Bradley first met, and Sam said that Bradley cooked for him. Naturally, Ryan asked what he made, and Sam said, "I'm not gonna tell you what he made." Um, K? We're dying to know more!

Giuliana Rancic's interview with Bradley.

The questions were bad, the answers were bad, the whole thing was just bad, and Bradley really looked like he did not want to be there. The whole thing was just very awkward.


When the people from Vice got played offstage.

The crew of the film Vice won for best hair and makeup, and they definitely didn't decide who was saying what ahead of time, so the entire acceptance speech was cringey and they got played off the stage while they were in the thick of their thank yous. Yikes!



Whatever the heck this is between Ashley Graham, Jason Momoa, and Lisa Bonet.

I don't even know what to say, honestly.


When Awkwafina name-dropped Spike Lee.

She and John Mulaney were presenting and talking about how it was their first time at the Oscars, and they asked each other who they were most excited to meet. Awkwafina said Spike Lee, and this was his face when they panned to him in the audience.

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And then this was Awkwafina's face right after seeing his face.

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EEK YIKES.

When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper steamed up the screen with their "Shallow" performance.

Which wouldn't have been awkward except for the fact that Bradley's long-time partner Irina Shayk was in attendance, watching the whole thing.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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