ByCarlos Rosario Gonzalez, writer at
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Carlos Rosario Gonzalez

The is known for memorable moments. From speeches to musical performances, there’s always at least one each year that keeps us talking the morning after the awards telecast.

The 2017 Oscars, however, had one of the most memorable moments in the history the Academy Awards that will have us talking for years to come.

The Best Picture snafu brought the cast and crew up to the stage to receive the prestigious award, only to be left confused when was the actual winner. Relive the moment in the video below.

However, this isn’t the first time something crazy went down at an awards ceremony. Here are 15 additional jaw-dropping WTF moments at awards shows from the past 50 years that still have us talking about them today.

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15. Miley Cyrus Smoking Marijuana During 2013's VMAS

Miley Cyrus began cranking the dial of controversy when she ditched her good-girl Disney image and began spreading her wings as a solo artist with a sexier style. However, the former Hannah Montana star took all of that to a, umm, higher place when she started smoking weed on stage during the 2013 Video Music Awards.

14. Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke Blur The Lines

Before Cyrus toked up on stage, she delivered a truly WTF moment with Robin Thicke as the two performed an unforgettable rendition of "Blurred Lines." Tongues, twerking, and getting friendly with a giant foam finger were only a few of the reasons this was the performance everyone was talking about long after the event was over.

13. Madonna, Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera Kiss During At The 2003 VMAs

2003 saw the pop genre explode with massive hits from , Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but the most talked-about moment these ladies produced that year went down on the VMAs stage. Together with Spears, Aguilera and Missy Elliot, the Queen of Pop recreated and updated her controversial performance of "Like A Virgin" from the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards and sealed the deal with kiss that blew minds around the world.

12. Diana Ross Feels Up Lil Kim at the 1999 VMAs

In addition to being a rap icon, Lil Kim is also known for her unique fashion style. During 1999's Video Music Awards, Kim was wearing a purple outfit that showed more skin than usual and Diana Ross didn't hold back when she decided to test the buoyancy of Kim's barely-covered left breast.

11. Prince Shows Off His Assets

Prince never shied away from pushing boundaries during his performances and when his Royal Badness took the VMA's stage to perform his hit single "Get Off" in 1991 he delivered another one for the history books.

One of Prince's biggest live TV OMG moments happened when the singer swung his hips around and revealed there was a surprise ready to bust out of his bright yellow pants -- his bare ass.

10. Madonna Sings "Like A Virgin" At 1984's VMAs

In 1984 critics thought Madonna had killed her career the moment she began provocatively rolling around the stage during her performance of "Like A Virgin" at the VMAs. But while they were asking, "WTF?" Madonna's fans were cheering for more. It's a moment that went on to establish the singer as one of the biggest pop stars of the MTV generation and secured her reputation as an artists who wasn't afraid to do the unthinkable. Since then, she's continued to blaze a trail like no pop star before or since, but this was the moment that started it all.

9. Lady Gaga's Blood And Tears During 2009's VMAs

If WTF moments are what you are looking for, tune in to MTV's Video Music Awards. 2009's award ceremony saw Lady Gaga deliver one of her best performances, going as far as spilling blood and hanging herself on live television. No one does it like Gaga, no one.

8. Lady Gaga Dresses In Drag and Tries To Kiss Britney Spears During 2011's VMAs

Britney Spears may have been a part of one of the biggest OMG moments in VMA history when she shared a kiss on stage with Madonna in 2003, but she wasn't down for a repeat performance in 2011.

Dressed in male drag, Lady Gaga tried to make a move on the pop princess after she was honored with the Video Vanguard Award, but Britney shut down any possibility of a mouth-to-mouth bad romance by walking away and announcing:

I've done that already.


7. Beyonce Reveals Pregnancy During 2011's VMAs

Lady Gaga may have had a unique choice of wardrobe during the award ceremony, but 2011's VMA's top highlight was definitely Beyoncé announcing she was pregnant. Her incredible performance of "Love on Top" was clearly in honor of then-unborn Blue Ivy. Happiness enthralled the crowd and even Kanye West was absolutely astonished. What a night!

6. Kanye West Announces His Presidential Run In 2015s VMAs

Kanye West is not only one of this generation's biggest superstars, he might just become one of this generation's US presidents. That's right, during the 2015 VMAs Yeezy announced he was running for the Oval Office in 2020. Donald Trump might face some serious competition in the near future.

5. Steve Harvey At Miss Universe 2015

Steve Harvey became an overnight internet meme when, during the coronation of the new Miss Universe in late 2015, he mistakenly announced that Colombia’s Ariadna Gutiérrez had won, when it was actually Phillipines’ Pia Wurtzbach who had been crowned by the judges.

Today, his mistake is now a well-known pop culture reference and Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are the latest presenters to “pull a Steve Harvey.”

4. Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift During The 2009 VMAs

This is the moment that launched a thousand parodies. During 2009’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift won the award for Best Female Video for “You Belong with Me.” But, when she was delivering her acceptance speech Kanye West interrupted the singer and created what has become one of best internet memes of all time.

Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!

3. Ol'Dirty Bastard During The 1998 Grammys

Kanye wasn't the first to pull a Kanye, that credit goes to late rapper Ol'Dirty Bastard. During the 1998 Grammys, the Wu Tang Clan member interrupted Shawn Colvin's award celebration with a public service announcement of his own, for the children, of course.

2. Robert Opal Runs Naked At The 1974 Oscars

At the 1974 Academy Awards, photographer Robert Opel ran across the Oscars stage naked, marking one of the first times a streaker appeared live on American television, but not the last.

1. 2017's Oscars Used Wrong Picture During In Memoriam Segment

The 89th Annual Academy Awards [Credit: ABC]
The 89th Annual Academy Awards [Credit: ABC]

The Best Picture disaster wasn't the only snafu at this year's . When the awards ceremony was running their In Memoriam segment, a picture of producer Jan Chapman, who is very much alive, was mistakenly used instead of the late costume designer Janet Patterson.

Check out the full In Memoriam segment in the video below.

Which WTF moment made you say OMG? Let us know in the comments below!


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