14 Super Awkward Moments From The 2022 Oscars

Ummm…Will Smith and Chris Rock??????

If you’re like me, you love the awkward moments during awards shows. And despite being a prestigious affair, the Oscars were still home to some quality cringe/uncomfortable moments this year.

Here are some of the best. Enjoy!


Before the show started, Anthony Hopkins did this pre-show dance, which very much gave Hannibal Lector vibes:

Twitter: @AnthonyHopkins


Vanessa Hudgens made this bizarre, but like, very on-brand shoutout to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wife, who has COVID:

@Vegalteno @TheAcademy @Lin_Manuel @ltmphd @mamacita1126 @CrespoX6 @VAMNit The #Encanto cast showing love to Tio @Lin_Manuel and @VanessaHudgens showing love to @VAMNit.

12:38 AM – 28 Mar 2022

Twitter: @lindadoruiz


People were pointing out how a lot of the “live” coverage wasn’t exactly live:

Jessica Chastain is being interviewed with a “LIVE” chyron emblazoned on the bottom of the screen. We know she’s inside cheering on the makeup & hairstyling win for THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. The Academy should never do this again.

11:46 PM – 27 Mar 2022

Twitter: @SeanFennessey


Amy made this bruuuuutal J.K. Simmons joke:


There seemed to be some audio/mic issues during Mila Kunis‘ introduction of Reba’s performance:


Lupita Nyong’o said, “That’s you” to Ruth Carter after she missed her cue:


The director of Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi was cued off by music, but persisted and said, “Just one more minute!”


The “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” performance seemed generally off-key:


Chris Rock made an offensive joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith looking like “G.I. Jane.” Jada has been open about her struggles with alopecia, which causes hair loss. She looked like the joke hurt her feelings:


And then Will Smith approached Chris and hit him in the face:



Amy called Kirsten Dunst a seat filler!!!!

More awkward moments at the Oscars: Amy Schumer, with one of the most unfunny jokes of all time, moved Kirsten Dunst out of her seat, calling her a “seat filler,” prompting husband Jesse Plemons to say “you know that was my wife?”

03:35 AM – 28 Mar 2022



Diane Warren had a less-than-happy reaction to Billie Eilish‘s win for Best Original Song:


And lastly, Kristen Stewart appeared to shake her head when Jessica Chastain won for Best Actress:

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