Oscars 2015: The Funniest Moments

The bits that made us laugh from the biggest show on earth

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – I mean brightest.”
– Neil Patrick Harris’ edgy opening line. Pity he didn't keep it up.

“And the actor goes to... The Oscar goes to.”
Lupita fluffs her line, is still cool as hell.


JK wore a hat.

“Everyone calls her Jenny from the block. And everyone calls him, Chris Pine.”
– NPH on Chris Pine's er, unique appeal. 

"The next presenter is so lovely, you could eat her up Witherspoon."
– Groan of the night from NPH.

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"This is great, I can now get a free doughnut at my local bakery."
– An unconventional – though not unreasonable – reaction to winning Best Live-Action Short Film from The Phone Call director Matt Kirkby.

No one knew how to react to the Lego Movie song, so the internet stuck the Superbowl shark on it.

"The nominees are four women plus – in accordance with Californian state law – Meryl Streep."
– Jared Leto presenting Best Supporting Actress.

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"Here are two actos whose movies have grossed more than yours."
– NPH introducing Zoe Saldana and The Rock.

"American Sniper focuses on a soldier with 160 kills, or as Harvey Weinstein calls it, a slow morning."
– NPH. 

"Not my tempo." There was decent gag when a derobed NPH passed Whiplash's Miles Teller's hitting the skins backstage.

"Oh sure, now you like him [after the audience applaud David Oyelowo]."
– The second time NPH went there.

"Benedict Cumberbatch... not only the coolest name in Hollywood, but what you get if you ask John Travolta to pronounce Ben Affleck."
– NPH's best joke of the night.

"I'm wearing the real Michael Keaton tighty-whiteys."
– Alejandro G. Iñárritu on his 'good luck charm' collecting the Best Director award for Birdman. (We don't think he was being serious).