The Oscars are an awards show that showcases the best in movies for the year. Here are 5 memorable red-carpet moments from recent Oscars.
Angelina Jolie’s leg.
In 2012 Angelina Jolie’s leg became very famous. On the red carpet she stood with her partner Brad Pitt. If you look at any photos of this you’ll notice Jolie’s leg since she awkwardly exposed her whole leg through the slit of her dress. It wasn’t enough for her to do it just on the red carpet either since she again did the same peculiar pose when she was on stage later that night presenting an award. It grabbed so much attention that Twitter handles referencing Jolie’s leg started popping up and it soon became an internet meme.
The ‘Swan Dress’.
Back in 2001 Bjork showed up at the Oscars with a dress that literally looked like a swan! It was probably the most unique dress to ever hit the red-carpet and it gained a lot of criticism. So much in fact that to this day it’s still being talked about. The bottom looked like a big white tutu and the top featured what looked like to be a literal swan neck and head wrapping itself around Bjork’s neck. Love it or hate it the dress got people talking and made everyone remember it.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon take very special dates.
In 1998 young newcomers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were both nominated (and ended up winning) for Best Original Screenplay for their movie “Good Will Hunting”. This red-carpet isn’t about their fashion choices but about their date choices. They both decided to take their mothers as their dates. This was really heartwarming to see and definitely memorable. It showed that they cared about where they came from and that they weren’t worried about not having the typical model dates.
Cher’s outrageous outfit.
In 1986 Cher showed up at the Oscars in a very elaborate dress. Cher had always been known for her outrageous outfits she wears at her concerts but now that she was becoming an established actor people were curious if she would continue to dress as the showgirl she always was. This “dress” that she wore was very revealing with an exposed stomach and a bondage-like top. What really made this outfit over the top was the matching headdress. It’s not your normal dress that you see at the Oscars which not only makes her stand out but also makes this moment very memorable.
An unfortunate mishap for Uma Thurman.
In 2004 Uma Thurman showed up in a very interesting “dress”. The press and media dubbed her “Miss Swiss” and she resembled the lady on the bottle of St. Pauli Girl beer. It wasn’t like her to land on the worst-dressed lists so people were confused. Afterwards the truth came out. Thurman had switched dresses at the last minute and ended up wearing this one backwards on accident! It’s a shame because the dress could have landed on the best-dressed lists if it was worn correctly. Because of this mishap it has made this moment on the red-carpet very memorable.