7 of the wildest and most cringe-worthy awards show moments of all time

scandal 31/03/2022

It's hard to imagine anything topping the Oscars slap heard around the world when Will Smith stormed on stage and smacked Chris Rock - but let us tell you, there are a few other awards show moments that come pretty damn close.

Of course, there are the classics, like Kanye's "I'mma let you finish" and Jennifer Lawrence stacking it on the stairs in her white dress.

But did you know a streaker stole the show at the 1974 Oscars? 

Do you remember the deep cringe when Miguel leapt over the VMAs crowd and totally leg-dropped those poor women? 

Have you, or have you not seen the clip of Katy Perry slipping over multiple times after jumping into a giant cake?

Let's just get into it, shall we? 

Nicki Minaj confronts Miley Cyrus on stage at the VMAs 
Nicki has a lot of famous one-liners, but three little words went viral when she said them onstage at the 2015 MTV VMAs: "Miley, what's good?" 

The 'Anaconda' rapper took a moment to confront the former Disney star, who was hosting the event, after Miley talked a whole bunch of shit about Nicki in an earlier interview, calling her "not too kind", among other things. 

Nicki was accepting an award when she turned to Miley and said: "And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press - Miley, what's good?" 

Miley tried to act like she wasn't phased, but check out the clip and see for yourself. 

Miguel literally bodyslams a fan's head into the stage 
There was absolute carnage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards when, despite being told by producers not to, Miguel decided he was athletically blessed enough to leap over a section of the audience and ended up smashing into two unsuspecting fans. 

The singer tried to play it cool immediately after that epic fail, but the whole thing is SO uncomfortable to watch, as the two women clutch their heads before one appears to drop to the ground.

In an attempt to make things right, Miguel turns around and puts his arm around a random blonde lady who had nothing to do with the accident - but to be fair, she looks pretty stoked. 

Kanye interrupts Taylor Swift's wholesome AF VMAs moment 
T-Swift was just transitioning from humble country star to fully-fledged pop queen when she won her first MTV Video Music Award in 2009. 

We all know what happened next. In what we *thought* was going to be the most batshit Kanye move ever (little did we know what the future would hold), the rapper jumped on stage, grabbed Taylor's mic and declared Beyoncé the rightful winner of the award. 

Bey looked horrified, Taylor looked gutted, and music awards history was made. 

An Oscars streaker flashes more than just the peace sign
You might have thought the Academy Awards of yesteryear were a more refined affair, filled with old Hollywood glamour and sophistication. Not so much. 

In 1974, a guy called Robert Opel snuck backstage pretending to be a journalist before stripping off and running naked across the stage, pulling a peace sign just as Elizabeth Taylor was being introduced. 

Presenter David Niven joked with the audience: "Well, ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen... But 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?"

Adrien Brody pashes Halle Berry when winning Best Actor
We all know stars tend to get emotional when accepting an Academy Award - they can be tearful, nervous or in Adrien Brody's case…kind of horny? 

When 'The Pianist' star went on stage to accept the Best Actor award in 2003, he unexpectedly went for a huge pash with Halle Berry, who was presenting it. 

The actress later confirmed the stunt definitely "wasn't planned" and she "knew nothing about it", admitting she thought "what the f**k is happening?" at the time. 

"I just f**king went with it," she told Andy Cohen years later, adding that she knew what it was like to be "out of your body" when winning an Oscar. 

Madonna gets yanked down the stairs by her Armani cape
Whether it's Britney's albino python or Ariana Grande's exercise bikes, an iconic awards show performance requires stunning costumes and staging. 

Madonna knew this, of course, when she performed at the 2015 Brit Awards. She was singing atop a flight of stairs, surrounded by shirtless dancing men wearing big horns (as you do) when she was pulled backwards by her cape. 

The singer apparently suffered whiplash due to the heavy fall, which was blamed on the fact the cape had been tied too tightly around her neck. To make things even juicer, Giorgio Armani, who designed the look, said it was Madonna's fault for insisting on a tie rather than a clasp. 

"Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult. That's all there was to it," he said. 

Katy Perry slips over like, A LOT after diving into a cake 
Everyone knows Katy Perry has a sweet tooth - I mean, the woman once wore a cupcake bra. So it seems fitting that she would finish off a performance of 'I Kissed A Girl' by leaping into a giant cake, right? 

And that is exactly what the young pop star did at the 2008 MTV Latin America Awards when her debut single had just blown up worldwide. 

The crowd went wild, but things got awkward went Katy tried to get up, slipped in the icing and fell, and fell, and fell again. 

Seriously, the poor thing just could not get her footing and was eventually forced to crawl off stage on all fours. An excruciating must-see moment.