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14 of the most awkward moments from the Oscars 2017

Breaking chairs, sleeping celebs, wrong envelope opening and so much more.

By Dusty Baxter-Wright
Awkward Oscars Moments

The Oscars 2017 went down last night, and as well as the biggest names in film donning their best gladrags and looking fabulous on the red carpet, they endured (and caused. That too.) some pretty awkward moments during the ceremony, too.

1. When Warren Beatty read the wrong envelope for Best Picture

2. When Michael Strahan called Matt Damon 'Ben'

During an interview with Matt Damon, Michael Strahan seemingly called the actor 'Ben' by accident. Matt Damon's face says it all.

3. When Scarlett Johannson shaded Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet

Speaking about how the actress was presenting an award during the ceremony, Seacrest referenced Johannson's stilettos and said: "do you actually wear the shoes that you are wearing tonight for the rehearsal?"

Johansson clapped back immediately at Seacrest and said: "What a ridiculous question."

4. When we all realised Nicole Kidman doesn't know how to clap

Seriously, she just doesn't know how to do it.

5. When Denzel Washington didn't hide his true feelings

Denzel Washington's Fences nomination lost out to Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea in the 'Best Actor' category, and he made no attempt to hide his disdain when Casey thanked him in his winner's speech.

He said: "It means so much to me, thank you. Whew, damn it. One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington, and I just met him tonight for the first time. Thank you."

6. When Jimmy Kimmel's Hollywood Stars too prank went on for too long

Jimmy Kimmel invited a Hollywood Stars coach tour of people to the Oscars as a surprise skit, and this guy was just like 'OK I'm ready to get back on the coach now'.

7. When Chrissy Teigen fell asleep mid-ceremony

Our spirit animal forever and ever amen.

8. When Blanca Blanco accidentally flashed her vagina

~ACTUAL GRAPHIC VAGINA ALERT~

The actress had an eeny-weeny wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet, when her thigh high split got a bit over excited and flashed her vagina at the paps. Oops.

9. When Justin Timberlake made everyone dance during 'Can't Stop The Feeling'

And no one (side note: by no one, we mostly mean Sting) really knew that they were doing.

10. When Octavia Spencer wouldn't share her sweets

Soz Taraji P Henson, but we would've done the same.

11. When Auli'i Cravalho was hit in the face with a flag mid-performance

The Moana star belted out Best Original Song contender 'How Far I'll Go', and continued to sing like a trooper after being whacked on the head by a passing flag.

12. When Matt Damon's chair fell apart mid-ceremony

And everyone assumed Jimmy Kimmel did it as part of their on-going celebrity feud.

13. When there was a special Oscars edition of Mean Tweets

So wrong yet so right (Emma Stone's one is awkward af).

14. When Kris Jenner didn't know what the ACLU blue ribbon meant

The KUWTK star provided red carpet fashion commentary for E!, but was totally unaware of what the blue ribbon worn by several stars to support the American Civil Liberties Union meant.

But mostly this.

We're so done.

Via: Cosmopolitan UK