The Academy Awards ceremony is arguably one of if not the most prestigious and widely viewed events in Hollywood, and this year it’s expected to draw in even more viewers. According to the New York Times, advertising prices for commercials during the upcoming ceremony have soared to a five-year high. In addition to the red carpet fashion, Hollywood hobnobbing and, of course, the awards themselves, you can expect that viewers will be waiting to see what scandals unfold over the night.
Here is our list of the four most shocking Oscar scandals:
1.“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker caused a stir at the 2000 Academy Awards when they showed up in drag and tripping on acid. The comedic duo, whose dresses clearly imitated gowns donned by Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, kept in character the entire night, telling reporters how “magical” the night was for them and twirling for the cameras. “We're not ashamed of our bodies,'' Parker told Reuters. ''This event is the most important thing in the world.''
3. Icelandic indie darling Bjork caused quite a stir when she arrived on the red carpet for the 2001 Oscar’s dressed in what can only be described as a swan. The idiosyncratic songstress donned a feathery white dress with an elongated neck that craned around her own and eggs hidden within the folds of her dress that she ceremoniously dropped throughout the night. When asked about her unique gown on camera, Bjork smiled and, seemingly unaware of the strange looks she was already getting, began petting her dress.
4. Because Angelina Jolie’s unique brand of kookiness can’t be fully contained in just one Oscar scandal mention, we also included her in the No. 4 spot on our list. When Jolie stepped onto the 2012 Oscar’s red carpet in a black velvet Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit, she was upstaged by her own leg. The bold slit forced Jolie to continually pose with her right leg thrust out the entire night, prompting endless mockery and a parody Twitter account called @AngiesRightLeg that posted sporadic messages like “Look at the leg!” and “You have to admit I’m one hell of a leg.”