It seemed that this year’s Oscars was going to be serious affair having been surrounded in controversy and even boycotted by some A-Listers with the #OscarsSoWhite issue. This couldn’t be further from the truth with a whole truck full of bloopers, guffs and full on WTF moments to make us remember that celebrities are really just human beings like the rest of us and just as damn stupid.
Let’s take a look at the Official Fizzdot Awards for the best moments from The Oscars 2016. Here at Fizzdot, we don’t just honor the best, we also honor the downright stupid, the totally WTF and the belly-aching LOL.
Best in Show Award
Let’s all say it together now: Finally! Finally our Leo Di Caprio has won an Oscar. From the endearing and sweet little boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to the loveable teenage heart throb in Titanic to his much grittier roles in The Wolf of Wall Street and Django Unchained it’s been a long time coming for little Leo. It surely goes without saying that the Best in Show has to go to the Di Caprio!
Best Deleted Scenes Award
Just to show that #OscarsSoWhite was the hashtag of the 2016 ceremony, the Best Deleted Scenes Award goes to Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock for their potential roles in the hit movies that in reality were played by white actors proving once again that to tackle big issues can often be played out with a healthy dose of LOL. Tracy Morgan as The Danish Girl is LOL funny!
With Chris Rock at the helm in the presenters seat there was no way he was going to gloss over the most controversial coverage about the sinister side of America’s movie industry.
In true Rock style he cracked cutting punches raising massive LOL moments as well as pushing on these hard-hitting issues. He proves once again that humor rules the waves of the change. The OscarsSoWhite Award goes to the one and only Chris Rock for turning a big issue into a better issue with his sharp wit.
Best line: On welcoming everyone to the Oscars, Rock says “otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards.”
Awkward Appearance Award
If you haven’t watched the Stacy Dash appearance you really need to. It’s so offensive that it borders on insanity-inducing hysterics. Don’t even remember Stacy Dash? She played Dionne from the 90s chick-flick Clueless and has since become known for being pretty clueless in real life by making really weird comments about BET and Black History Month creating a double standard. She gets the Awkward Appearance Award for wishing everyone “A happy Black History Month” that was clearly meant to be a joke but from the look on Chrissy Teigan’s face and pretty much everyone with half a brain, it really didn’t work. And honestly, neither will she after this. So in this spirit, rather than picture the doofus herself, we have pictured Chrissy Teigan’s reaction! #Awkward.
Autocue Bomb Award
Watching celebs read from autocue is often really painful but they usually manage to pull it off somehow with charm and elegance. This was not the case for poor Sarah Silverman who goes to prove that allowing a celeb a free reign on their chatter makes for carcrash TV. Silverman managed to fudge her way through the entire introduction to Sam Smith’s performance of ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ with totally WTF references to 007’s limited manhood quite literally just saying “whatever comes into my mind.” Even she didn’t seem to think what she was saying was funny. Sarah Silverman, the Autocue Bomb award is for you!
Overuse of Technology Award
We get it, we live in the age of mulit-gadget usage. This basically means that when someone’s watching TV they are also on at least one other smart device at the same time. But TV, don’t try to compete with this with too much of a good thing. Adding the chyron along the bottom of the screen was a stroke of genius to speed up the long and waffled acceptance speeches but the addition of the pop up video bits was just distracting. We do not need to know who Morgan Freeman is thank you very much. We know who he is and quite frankly, those of you who don’t need to get out more. Too much tech is too distracting to our viewing pleasure and this means that the Overuse of Technology Award goes directly to the Oscars Team themselves. Oddly, no one wants to step up and accept this award…
Best Gamechanger Award
Amy Winehouse became more famous for her drug addictions, tumultuous marriage and erratic stage behavouir than her (really cool) music. Many remember her as someone who died too young but few ever knew that she was just a sweet, 20-something girl next door who shot to fame because of her incredible talent. This award for Best Gamechanger goes to the Amy documentary made by Asif Capardia for giving us all a smart, funny and sometimes sad look at a really cool chic who took a few wrong turns who made some really awesome music. If you haven’t watched the documentary yet, you totally should not just for the insight into Amy’s rise and fall but to get to know (or relearn) some of her fab music.
Best Banter Award
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe created chemistry and are both totally deserving of the Fizzdot joint award for Best Banter. It’s surprising really as Russell Crowe is not known for his sense of humor. In fact, the joke is usually on the fact that he is way too serious and uptight. Clearly all he needed was the gorgeous Ryan Gosling to bring him out of his shell and loosen up a bit.
Male And Female Wardrobe Awards
Worst Suit Award
Someone ought to manage the stylists for The Oscars much more closely. How hard is it to get a suit right? Poor Jared Leto is the unfortunate winner of our award for the Worst Suit. For us, it’s the really bad red piping that seals the deal. Sorry Jared, hope you do better next year!
Worst Dress Award
Heidi Klum steels this award and there were quite a few monstrosities to choose from! Luckily she wasn’t up for any awards herself at the Oscars but we are sure Heidi will be happy to know that for us here at Fizzdot, we have given her our award for the Worst Dress. Heidi, as a super model, you really should know better!