7 Most Shocking Oscar Moments ... And How Kids Would've Reacted

7 most shocking Oscar moments ... and how kids would've reacted7 most shocking Oscar moments ... and how kids would've reactedIn 2002, Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the movie Ali, based on the life of Muhammad Ali. However, halfway through the Academy Awards ceremony, Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, left the show.

What? Who would leave the Oscars when their category has yet to be announced? Later it was revealed that their daughter Willow, a toddler at the time, had a really high fever, so the couple decided to call it a night and head home.

The Smith family displayed a prime example of behavior to be admired at the Oscars. But then there's the flip side, which, unfortunately, is a lot more common. The weird, the wild, the wacky - when Hollywood is involved, you never know what's going to go down.

With the 2012 Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, we decided to compile a list of the 10 most shocking, ridiculous and just plain embarrassing moments involving celeb moms and dads at the Oscars, from shocking ensembles to crazy red carpet antics and embarrassing acceptance speeches.

Mommy, what's THAT? Mommy, what's THAT?
1. Mommy, what's THAT?
Um, Ms. Cher? There is something sitting on your head. It might be a porcupine. Could be a baby bear. Are you in any pain? Cher apparently wore the infamous Bob Mackie dress to spite the Academy after they snubbed her for her role in The Mask by saying they didn't believe she was serious because she didn't dress seriously. Take that, Academy. Chastity (now Chaz) was 16 at the time. Can you imagine sitting with your friends to watch the Oscars and saying, "Yep - there's my mom"?!

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Mommy, what does f#@k mean? Mommy, what does f#@k mean?
2. Mommy, what does f#@k mean?
Mom of two Melissa Leo said she was speechless when she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter in 2011. But seconds later she dropped the f-bomb. (Got to love live broadcasts!) Not so speechless, eh?


Dad, why does the Academy hate Mom? Dad, why does the Academy hate Mom?
3. Dad, why does the Academy hate Mom?
Apparently, appearing in 14 feature films, winning several Emmy awards, being nominated for a number of Golden Globes, and being a worldwide icon doesn't qualify you for a mention at the Academy Awards after you die from cancer. It's interesting to note Michael Jackson, who only starred in one movie in his lifetime (The Wiz), was included.


Mommy, why did Daddy forget your name? Mommy, why did Daddy forget your name?
4. Mommy, why did Daddy forget your name?
Did he or didn't he? Only Christian Bale knows the answer to that question. I tend to think his mind went blank and he tried to cover it up by acting verklempt. The man was, after all, winning an award for acting. But does it really matter?


Mommy, that man is hurting my ears.Mommy, that man is hurting my ears.
5. Mommy, that man is hurting my ears.
As with almost every time Michael Moore's in front of the camera, this clip of him accepting an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine is supremely uncomfortable. I'm no Bush fan, but when he started in on President Bush, I just wanted it all to end.

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Mom, what's that thing on that naked man? Mom, what's that thing on that naked man?
6. Mom, what's that thing on that naked man?
Robert Opel, 34, is maybe the most widely seen streaker in history. At the 1974 Oscars, he streaked across the stage flashing the peace sign just as host David Niven was introducing Elizabeth Taylor. Niven was mostly between the streaker and the camera. Host David Niven joked, "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?"


Mommy, why are you wearing a dead swan? Mommy, why are you wearing a dead swan?
7. Mommy, why are you wearing a dead swan?
She was Lady Gaga before there was Lady Gaga. Singing sensation Bjork, who was mom to one son at the time, rolled up at the 2001 Oscars wearing this bizarre swan dress designed by Marjan Pejorski. As you can imagine, Joan Rivers didn't give it two thumbs up, but I dig it. I dig anyone doing anything different. Go on with your bad self, mama! Bjork had a baby girl a year after this photo was taken.

- By Monica Bielanko

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