15 Showbiz Facts That Totally Slap

15 Showbiz Facts That Totally Slap

Awards shows are weird; there's no way around that. It doesn't matter if it's movies, Broadway, sports, or Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. 

The idea of gathering a bunch of people in uncomfortable clothes, plopping them in uncomfortable seats in an uncomfortably hot room while they're all bouncing back and forth between happy, sad, and hangery is a simmering pot waiting to boil over at any point. And that's before large amounts of booze and/or drugs get involved. Also, not to mention the months of drama leading up to the shows and weird bs politicking behind the scenes. It's honestly amazing that most of these don't end up looking middle section of a WWE Royal Rumble match. Aaaaand sometimes they do. (Give us Will Smith v. Chris Rock at Wrestlemania, you cowards.)

With that in mind, here is a collection of facts with a specific theme that you can open the envelope on and drop in your noggin.

The Slap

THE SLAP The show The Slap, where a man hits his neighbor's child, was written by a Pulitzer Prize winner. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Chris Rock & Will Smith

CHRIS ROCK & WILL SMITH After Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's medical condition, he got slapped. Supposedly, the writer who actually wrote the joke now lives in hiding in Alaska. CRACKED.COM

Source: People

King Richard

CRACKED.COM HE KING RICHARD Despite winning Will Smith an Oscar, King Richard was a full flop.

Source: Next TV

Pizza Delivery Driver

BIG MAMAS SPAPAN - TVLP C 1.00 - 1.77 PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER One time a pizza delivery driver unexpectedly ended up at the Oscars, after Ellen Degeneres, host of the year, pulled a gag where she ordered pizza. CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC News

Moonlight

CRACKED.COM MOONLIGHT Breaking news, La La Land wins best ... Oh wait, Warren Beaty was just super old and Moonlight won instead? One of the biggest Oscar upsets of all-time.

Source: Vogue

Joaquin Phoenix's milk speech

JOAQUIN PHOENIX'S MILK SPEECH Phoenix, Oscars winner appearing in great films and Joker, one time gave an acceptance speech about how we steal milk from baby cows. That left the audience... confused. CRACKED.COM

Source: YouTube

Judas and the Black Messiah

CRACKED.COM JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH This was one of two movies dealing with the same central theme, and even featuring some of the real-life people, to appear at the Oscars.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 This was an old script that writer/director/West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin dusted off and filled with Trump references to put on film. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vanity Fair

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