Rants, Snow White, Over-Affectionate Siblings: The Worst Oscar Moments

Even if Seth McFarlane bombs as an Oscar host, he's still got these 10 traumatic events to compete with for worst Academy Awards performance ever.

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Sunday night is Oscar night, and rest assured, this year's Academy Award ceremony will be... well, it will certainly be something! Perhaps it will be classy and modest, filled with entertainment and good cheer and subtle but self-deprecating wit. Or perhaps Seth MacFarlane will show up for his hosting gig.

But no matter how wrong the Family Guy creator may be for the job (and he's said as much himself, to his credit), he can take some solace in the fact that there is a long, rich history of terrible Oscar moments, so he's really going to have to tank it to make an impression. Below, I've assembled my favorite awkward, cringe-worthy, and generally awful Oscar moments.

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Jason Bailey is the film editor at Flavorwire. He is the author of The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion.

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