10 hilariously awkward award ceremony moments

Falls, award drops, embarrassing acceptance speeches... Emma Daly trawls the internet for award ceremony moments worth another watch

Another award night is upon us in the form of the The British Academy Film Awards. It means glitz, glamour… and goofs. Yes, there are plenty of opportunities in the many hours of award ceremony footage for something to go wrong (or so, so right, depending on your taste). And as luck would have it, there are always lots of cameras around to catch the action.


Here are some of the hilariously awkward award ceremony moments worth rewinding…

“You like me”

Sally Field should have won an award for this memorable speech. Here she is yelling “you like me” while accepting her Oscar in 1985 for Places in the Heart:


Elton has a pop

Where better to have a pop at another artist than on stage where there’s cameras, lots of people… ? Elton used the Q Awards in 2004 to air his thoughts on Madonna and lip-synching:


Slip up

What is there to say about Jennifer Lawrence? Hollywood’s sweetheart even manages to make falling at the Oscars all funny and endearing. She’s admitted it’s because she was thinking about cake. Who can blame the girl?


In stitches

There’s a time and a place to talk about how many stitches you’ve had in your vagina, and Romola Garai finds that, actually, presenting an award at the 2013 Baftas was the perfect opportunity:



See The British Academy Film Awards tonight at 9:00pm on BBC1