Funny: Academy Award

  • Most of the opening intros.
  • The streaker.
    • Better yet was David Niven's retort.
    "Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen."
  • Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry after winning Best Actor for The Pianist might be one. But him doing an Anticipatory Breath Spray the following year is one for sure.
  • Jack Black and Will Ferrell singing the "Get off the stage" vignette.
  • Jack Palance doing one-armed pushups on stage after winning Best Supporting Actor for City Slickers. Also counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for the fact that he was 73 years old at the time.
    • Billy Crystal has said he immediately thanked God upon seeing it, knowing he suddenly had a new fertile joke vein for the night.
  • Jack Nicholson's acceptance speech after winning his first Best Actor Oscar: "And last, but not least, my agent, who about ten years ago advised me that I had no business being an actor. Thank you."
    • Even better is his opening remark: "Well, I guess this proves there are as many nuts in the Academy as anywhere else."
  • Patty McCormack presenting the 1957 Best Cartoon award.
  • Roberto Benigni accepted his Oscars for Life is Beautiful (for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor) as only he could: walking on the tops of the audience chairs to the stage and remarking that, "This is a terrible mistake, because I used up all my English!"
    • The following year, when Roberto presented the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Billy Crystal could not resist a great gag to followup: standing behind the star with a large butterfly net to restrain him if he gets so frisky again.
  • The 1992 ceremony included a small, unplanned speech from a 100-year-old Hal Roach, but the man's words were unheard by the audience. Luckily, Billy Crystal made a joke on the spot saying that it was because Roach started out in silent films.
  • When Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor award for Forrest Gump, he made a Call Back to the southern accent he uses in the film by saying, "So I went to the Oscars a-gain, and I got the award a-gain..."
  • During the 2007 show, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and John C. Reilly singing the song "A Comedian at the Oscars", Lampshading comedy actors' and comedy movies' lack of recognition unless they turn to more dramatic works.
  • The 2010 ceremony had the "stars" of the five nominees for the Best Animated Feature award taking interviews. Even better, they're voiced by their original actors and animated in their movies' respective styles.
  • The 2014 ceremony had an impromptu selfie moment with host Ellen DeGeneres and a number of stars. When the photo got put onto Twitter, it broke Twitter with how many reTweets it got. So many that it broke the record for most reTweets! note .
    • Then, there's the order for "A Lot of Pizza". The delivery man thought that the pizza is for the writers of the ceremony until Ellen brings him to the stage with her and passes out slices to the audience.
    • Also worth mentioning is Robert Lopez and Kristen Andersen-Lopez's acceptance speech when "Let It Go" won Best Original Song. Their acceptance speech was more like an acceptance song!
  • 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris stripping down and walking from his dressing room to the stage in his underwear, spoofing a scene from Birdman.
    • From the opening, his Take That to all of the acting nominees being white:
      Neil Patrick Harris: Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest— sorry, brightest.
  • From 2007; George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Stephen Spielberg presenting the Best Director award. An impressive trio, and all past nominees for that very category, causing Lucas (the only one of the three who as of this writing has never won) to remark that it's enough of an honor to be nominated, even if you don't win. Coppola and Spielberg both glare at Lucas, then turn to the audience and say, "No, it's not!"
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