Celebrities — they’re just like us! But, in all seriousness, celebs end up in awkward and embarrassing situations the same way we do. The biggest difference? Theirs are much more often caught on camera.
Whether they were presenting an award, performing on stage, or saying something questionable on social media, these stars messed up, and everyone found out. Some have been able to recover easily, while others are still paying for their mistakes. One thing is certain: We’ve been entertained in very surprising ways.
15. Jennifer Lawrence falls down a lot
Hollywood “it girl” Jennifer Lawrence has become known for one thing above all else: She’s relatable. Lawrence has often made jokes at her own expense, sometimes about her clumsiness. And one year, we got a front row seat: As she went up to accept the award for Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars, she tripped over her gown.
Like everything else she’s done, Lawrence laughed it off. It’s a good thing too, because when attending the next year’s ceremony, she tripped over an orange traffic cone on the red carpet. But the award-winning actress has no problem talking about her biggest blunders, as she revealed on The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon in 2015.
14. Warren Beatty’s Best Picture Oscars mix-up
No one could have seen this one coming. At the 2017 Oscars, Bonnie and Clyde stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented the final award of the night for Best Picture. Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, as was expected. The cast took the stage, and speeches were given.
But then chaos ensued. It was announced that Moonlight had actually won. Everyone looked around in disbelief, but the cast of that film then took the stage, and Warren Beatty explained: He had been given the wrong envelope. Details unfurled over the coming days, and Beatty certainly wasn’t to blame, but in the moment, he was embarrassed.
13. Mike Tyson fell off a hoverboard
In the years since Jackass went off the air, YouTube has stepped up to provide us with the “fail” videos we desperately crave. Audiences have long taken pleasure in seeing others take a tumble, and when the subject is a famous face, it’s even funnier somehow.