The Cringeworthies 2015

My favorite tweets & cringe-worthy moments from last night's Academy Awards

Not Enough Scotch on Earth make up for last night's Academy Awards.  

Let's just make a list starting with John Travolta's die-a-thousand-deaths kissy-face with Scarlett Johansson.  She looks like she's about to beat his smarmy lips with a cast-iron skillet. 

photo by EPA/Mike Nelson

2.  #mostawkward  

Followed by more face-stroking & explosive diarrhea-of-the-mouth on stage with Idina Menzel.  

"I deserved that.  I deserved that.  But you, you my darling, my beautiful, wicked and talented Idina Menzel.  Is that right?"

Say what now?  I—what??  Wow...  Let go of my face, you nutter!

3.  #mostcringeworthy      

Too many to list individually, but the most noteworthy cringeworthy moments flowed unconscionably from the host of last night's disaster, Neal Patrick Harris.  

I cringed when NPH attempted to go off-script in a pointless audience exchange with classically trained actor, David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King in Selma.

"Oh sure, now you like him!"

A dig at the Academy for snubbing Mr. Oyelowo's performance in the Best Lead Actor category.

And, the uncomfortable laughs just kept coming...
4.  #bulgingunderpants
An homage to Birdman

The non-stop embarrassing comments to Octavia Spencer throughout the broadcast ticked off twitterspace.  

Janet Mock  Hey, #Oscars, #OctaviaSpencer is not #TheHelp. You can watch that ballot box on your own.

roxane gay   They need to let this Octavia Spencer, box watching gag rest because it is not working.

6.  #bogartTheMike

Pawell Pawlikowski's epic stand against the cut-off music.

The American viewing audience stopped listening after 12 seconds.

7.  #dickpoop

A gift from the Oscar gods.  An unfortunate mispronunciation of nominee, Dick Pope's, name.

Fun_Beard  I want more than anything for Dick Poop to be a real movie.

Andy Cohen   I am very excited for Dick Poop's Oscar Nomination! I hope he wins!!

8.9.10.  #BestOscarTweets

Julia Sweeney  Wow. I'm getting flop sweat for this show, and I'm 2000 miles away. I'd actually rather be watching the entire technical awards

Bill Brioux  Please God--a streaker, Sacheen Littlefeather, Paddy Chayefsky--anything

Owen Benjamin  I'd like to thank the 11 Asian guys that donated their pubes for this dress. 

See you next year!

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