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Cringe-Worthy Oscar Moments That Make Us Wonder: Can Women Handle The Pressure of Awards Shows? Read on: https://goo.gl/25O5JwPosted by Girls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/GirlsAskGuys/">Girls Ask Guys on Sunday, February 28, 2016
With all of the hype surrounding the Oscars this evening, I figured it was only necessary to share a myTake of my own to celebrate this prestigious awards show. Rather than focusing on the typical topics of best dressed or who won which award, I wanted to share a little insight into gender roles surrounding some of the most memorable (and embarrassing) moments throughout Oscar history.
It’s a known fact women are more emotional than men, which definitely plays into the events below. Now I’m not saying women don’t deserve to win these awards, but my question is this: Are women too emotional to handle the pressure of awards shows? The tears, the humiliation, the falls - Do you think the stress is too much for women? Check out the video above and read my recaps below:
Gwyneth Paltrow - 1999
Though I can only imagine how emotional winning an Oscar must be, Gwyneth Paltrow lets the emotions run wild during her 1999 acceptance speech for Shakespeare in Love. Not only did the media mock her for the sobs, but to this day she admits she still can’t look at her Oscar without memories of humiliation. Poor Gwyneth, I feel for you!
Sally Fields - 1985
“You like me! You really like me!” - I am sure we have all heard this quote, and we can credit Sally Fields for this dramatic moment of self-assurance. Though this phrase wasn’t verbatim, Fields broke down in a moment of pure elation stating her first Oscar didn’t feel significant, but her second Oscar really made her believe people actually liked her. She won two Oscars, shouldn’t that serve as enough validation without acting like the high school nerd who suddenly won prom queen? Sorry Sally, but you should have stuck with the humble thank you’s.
Jennifer Lawrence - 2013
I’m sure most of us remember the heart-wrenching moment from the 2013 Oscars when Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble on her way up to the stage in that stunning evening gown. Whether it was the nerves, the overwhelming excitement, or simply the challenge of walking in designer heels, whatever it was, the walk clearly got the best of her. Rather than letting this get her down, Lawrence’s down-to-earth attitude shrugged it off and reminded us that “sh*t happens” and don’t dwell on it. Cheers to Jennifer Lawrence for being so real.
Melissa Leo - 2011
Now I won’t lie, I occasionally drop an unexpected F-bomb. Though I try to limit its surfacing, every now and then it pops out during inappropriate moments of pure shock. However, no F-bomb drop has been worse than that of Melissa Leo during her 2011 Oscars acceptance speech stating it looked “so f*cking easy”. Sure her statement could’ve been much worse, but the audience wasn’t a fan of her crude language during one of the most respected events of the year. I guess a fancy dress and formal setting can’t hide who you really are. I’m sorry Leo, don’t let the haters get to you!
Robert Opel (The Streaker) - 1974
Alright, despite the tears and emotions, I thought it was only necessary to include an honorable mention and a bit of comic relief - Who says you have to be an actor to steal the title of most embarrassing moment in Oscar history. Robert Opel, photographer and gay rights activist, shocked the audience when he streaked across the stage during the 1974 Oscars. Though baring all was quite the risky move, Opel became an overnight celeb and later opened his own art gallery in San Francisco. Leave it to the men to lighten the mood. Props, guys.