* AwardSnub: There ''will'' be uproars when people feels that a winner in a certain category didn't deserve it the most.
** A more general complaint is that the Oscars rarely go to films which are technically innovative and artistically ambitious but rather are given to films which have sociopolitical sentimental and topical thrust.
* BrokenBase: The reaction to Creator/SethMacFarlane's 2013 hosting gig doesn't even begin to describe this.
** James Franco and Creator/AnneHathaway's 2011 ceremony hosting stint counts, as well.
** The opening to the 1989 ceremony also.
** The various {{Author Filibuster}}s throughout the years (Jane Fonda, Michael Moore, etc.) got mixed cheers and boos.
** David Letterman's hosting gig in 1995 which ranged from either good to horrible.
* DudeNotFunny: Creator/SethMacFarlane's gig as host got this reaction, from the song "We Saw Your Boobs" to {{Film/Ted}}'s jokes about the "Jews control Hollywood" stereotype to a joke about Rihanna going back to Music/ChrisBrown.
** His "joke" about John Wilkes Booth being the one who really got inside Lincoln's head.
-->'''Seth:''' 150 years and it's still {{too soon}}.
** When ''LifeOfPi'' won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, the people stepped on the podium to mention Creator/RhythmAndHues going bankrupt. As they were getting into it, the ''{{Film/Jaws}}'' theme started to play (a RunningGag for when speeches ran too long) and the microphone was cut off, which caused a lot of ire in the visual effects industry.
** When Creator/ChrisRock hosted the 2004 ceremony, he joked about JudeLaw being a low-rent TomCruise. Two hours later, SeanPenn made a defense that "Jude Law is one of our finest young actors".
* HarsherInHindsight: A bunch of young and upcoming Hollywood actors performed the "I Wanna Be An Oscar Winner" at the 1989 ceremony. Sadly, none of them won an Oscar to this day. But few of them did have successful careers in TV and theater and won Emmys (Chad Lowe and Ricky Lake), a Grammy (Blair Underwood) and a Tony (Savion Glover).
* HilariousInHindsight: At the 1988 ceremony, when Creator/SeanConnery won for Best Supporting Actor in ''Film/TheUntouchables'', one of the presenters was Creator/NicolasCage, who would star with him in ''Film/TheRock''.
* MemeticMutation: Notable flubs tend to become memes due to the show's popularity, as JohnTravolta found out when he accidentally referred to IdinaMenzel as "Adele Dazeem".
** Sally Field's acceptance for Best Actress in 1984 ("You like me. You really like me!") which is more of a BeamMeUpScotty.
* TearJerker: Too many to count, but it is bound to happen every year given the highly heartwarming nature of the event.
** Three words: ''IN. MEMORIAM.'' TRIBUTE. It doesn't it help that singers such as Queen Latifah, Esperanza Spalding, and Bette Midler have performed during or after the montage.