Anyone who's anyone in Hollywood gathered on Sunday for the 88th annual Academy Awards. While the evening was intended to celebrate all that is right with film, there were plenty of moments and jokes that simply fell flat.
As is often the case with popular award shows, Twitter was on fire with Oscar fever. Users watching along at home took to the social media site to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly. Much of the discussion centered around host Chris Rock, who tackled complex issues of race and gender along with Will Smith's Oscars boycott throughout the evening. While many appreciated his brutal honesty, a few of his jokes were a little to crude for viewers.
Here are the most cringeworthy moments from the 2016 Oscars:
Chris Rock's Constant Babs At Will Smith
Early in the show Rock discussed Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith's decision to boycott the Oscars. He joked that the boycott may have held some weight if the "Concussion" actor and his wife had been invited in the first place. (Tune to 1:16 for that moment.)
The show took another jab at the pair in a sketch later in the show. Angela Bassett appeared on screen to discuss the motion picture academy's acknowledgement of black actors. During her monologue she named several films Smith starred in, leading viewers to believe he was the star of the segment.
— ABC Network (@ABCNetwork) February 29, 2016
Chris Rock Mocking "Ask Her More"
During his opening monologue Rock downplayed the ask her more campaign, which urged red carpet interviewers to lighten up on the clothing-centric questions for actresses. He joked that men would be asked clothing questions too if they didn't show up wearing the same thing year after year.
"If George Clooney showed up in a lime-green tux & a swan coming out his a**, someone would ask him, "What R U wearing, George?" @ChrisRock
— SFChronicle Style (@SFC_Style) February 29, 2016
Ryan Gosling And Russell Crowe's Award Presentation
During the show Gosling and Crowe stepped out together to present the award for best original screenplay. The pair jokingly bickered about how many Oscars they'd won before the "Noah" actor urged Gosling to speed it up so they could help other stars win as many awards as them.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 29, 2016
The 2016 Oscars Bear Sighting
Many viewers around the globe tuned in to the Oscars in the hopes of witnessing Leonardo DiCaprio's first win. What they didn't bargain for was seeing his wild "the Revenant" co-star and attacker in the audience.
While the good people behind the Academy Awards likely thought the joke would be a hit, it didn't garner big laughs.
That awkward moment when the bear from The Revenant wins for Best Actor. pic.twitter.com/B1QyYjIWH9
— ㅤㅤ (@Devotionalxx) February 29, 2016
Stacey Dash's Appearance
At one point, Rock announced that Stacey Dash, who made incredibly controversial comments in January about diversity in Hollywood as well as Black History Month, would be taking the stage. She appeared with a smile on her face, telling the audience she was excited "to help my people." She then wished everyone a happy Black History Month before exiting.
— Beysus † Godga (@GagaLovesBey) February 29, 2016
The Oscar's Nod To Suge Knight
Early in the 88th Academy Awards Rock joked that Suge Knight, who is currently in prison, was in attendance. The cameras then panned to an angry Knight look-alike in a straight jacket accompanied by police officers.
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) February 29, 2016
Later, after seemingly convincing everyone in the audience to buy Girl Scout cookies off his daughter, Rock joked that the Knight look-alike purchased the most cookies out of everyone.
Chris Rock Calling Out Michael B. Jordan's Oscars Snub
Before the "Creed" actor stepped out to present the award for best cinematography, Rock introduced him as a "should've-been nominee."
— New York Post (@nypost) February 29, 2016