In terms of the total number of awards, it was a tie at the 84th Academy Awards this Sunday night between Michel Hazanavicious's The Artist and Martin Scorsese's Hugo, with both the films grabbing five Oscars each. However, the semi-silent romantic comedy drama by the French director stole the limelight by winning the award for the best film.
The Artist, Hazanavicius's first Oscar nomination as well as his first win, tells the story of George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), a silent movie star who came to grips with the rising popularity of talkies.
While people around the world are busy talking about the Hollywood's biggest night, two unexpected incidents, fortunately or unfortunately related to the event, have also created buzz around the Internet.
Oscars 2012 Unexpected Moments: Jennifer Lopez Nip Slip to Admiral Aladeen Spilling Ashes on Ryan Seacrest. Photo: Reuters
The first incident took place during the arrivals of the celebrities at the red carpet.
Sacha Baron Cohen, who arrived at the 2012 Oscars dressed as his new fictional alter-ego Admiral Aladeen aka The Dictator, was carrying a vase supposedly holding the ashes of Kim Jong-II.
Everything went fine until the funnyman spilled the ashes on E! News presenter Ryan Seacrest during his interview.
If someone asks what you are wearing, tell them Kim Jong-Il, Cohen or Aladeen told Seacrest, while he was apparently stunned.
Have fun this evening, Seacrest sadly replied as the security guards escorted Cohen away.
Watch the video here.
The second incident brings Jennifer Lopez to the scene.
While presenting the awards for the best costume design and the best makeup with Cameron Diaz, J.Lo, wearing a bespoke Zuhair Murad couture gown, suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Well, at least several viewers watching the show on live TV claimed so.
Amusingly, Twitter has already got an account titled @jlosnipple with over 1,500 followers.
However, when asked whether J.Lo's was indeed riding a little too low, the star's stylist Mariel Haenn told E! News that it was false.
The dress fit perfectly to her every inch, E! News quoted Haenn as saying. There were cups built in and there's no chance that there were any, how do you say? 'Slips.' While the dress did give the illusion of sheerness, [the] joke's on everyone who wishes they saw something!
For you, readers, here's the video. Watch it and decide.