To be a celebrity means to constantly pay attention to what you wear, how you behave, and what faces are you making. However, since celebrities are human just like the rest of us, their facial expressions are just too much to handle. During an unexpected situation, they can make such a facial expression or react in a certain way that can make you, the viewer, die of laughter.
Luckily for us, everything is recorded, so go ahead and take a look at some of the funniest celebrity reactions caught on live television.
When her husband went on to receive his Globe for Best Original Song for “Glory” from the movie Selma, Chrissy Teigen made such a hilarious crying face that it quickly went viral. “Chrissy Teigen crying face” instantly became a thing, and the model commented, “Sorry I don’t practice my cry face okay. It’s been 5 minutes and I’m a meme,” she laughed.
During the SAG Awards, Winona Ryder stood alongside her cast members of Stranger Things, when they received the award for Best Drama Ensemble. Winona Ryder quickly went viral, as she had various facial expressions on the stage, while David Harbour was giving her speech. Page Six later reported how Ryder felt “super embarrassed” after the whole thing aired. Harbour shared with People his thought on Ryder’s reactions, “She couldn’t hear me! Which I was confused by, because I was screaming! But apparently, she couldn’t hear me. She is just such a porous, expressive woman and actress — I think it just flowed through her like every experience — and I loved it.”
Probably the most honest reaction when you lose an award. At the 2018 Golden Globes, Hugh Jackman and James Franco were nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and James Franco won for his role in The Disaster Artist. While Franco was giving his speech, the camera showed ‘’confused Hugh Jackman’’ and that face had everyone cracking of laughter, and that face became a world popular GIF.
One Direction and Rihanna
Remember Miley Cyrus’s performance at the VMA in 2013? Who could forget? One Direction and Rihanna had the best reaction when Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke performed ‘’Blurred Lines’’ on stage. When asked to comment on their reaction, Harry Styles from One Direction joked, “It was very reserved. I think she’s quite shy and it’s about time she came out of her shell a bit.’’ He continued, “You can sit and watch with your kids and your grandma.” Louis Tomlinson also joked, “I don’t think she knew she would get so much attention from it. It’s family friendly.”
It is a well-known fact that Drake is a super fan of the Toronto Raptors, and he is even their ambassador. One particular game, in 2016, Rodney Stuckey from Pacer fell in front of Drake when he was trying to catch the ball. Drake, instead of helping him get up, clapped in his face while Stuckey was walking away.
2017 Academy Award
During 2017 Academy Award, La La Land was announced as a winner for Best Picture. But it was a mistake. The front row at the show included Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, Ben Affleck, and Meryl Streep, and their reaction to the La La Land taking the victory seemed a little off. Phillips later revealed how they knew that it was a mistake, “All of a sudden this stage manager … crouched in front of Casey and started whispering into his microphone really urgently and saying, ‘It’s a mistake! Moonlight is supposed to be Best Picture.”
Taylor Swift was one of the nominees for Album of the Year in 2014. When Alicia Keys announced that the winner for Album of the Year was Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, Swift’s reaction revealed to us that she thought that she was going to win. Swift commented on the reaction, “When they announced the Album Of The Year winner, it was like, ‘And the album of the year goes to…Reeeeeandom Access Memories, Daft Punk! And they really dragged out the ‘reeee.’ I went home and I cried a little bit, and I got In-N-Out Burger and ate a lot.”
Kanye West sure loves Beyonce. When Taylor Swift beat her in the category Best Female Video at 2009 VMAs, West climb up on stage, took the microphone and started shouting, “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
Kanye West did it again when in 2015’s Grammy awards Beck’s Morning Phase was chosen over Beyoncé for Best Album of the Year. The camera showed Jay-Z’s face as West jokingly climbed on stage, showing his fear since he thought that history will repeat itself. Luckily, West was just joking around.
Jerry Seinfeld was conducting an interview when Kesha approached him and asked for a hug. Kesha, being a huge fan, wanted to hug Seinfeld, but he refused – three times! They all laughed as Kesha quickly went away. Seinfeld later revealed, “I’m 63, I don’t know every pop star … I don’t know everyone.” He did approach her backstage after the incident, and Kesha later said about the incident, “I should have known better, I’ve seen the hugging episode!”
After her performance with Bradley Cooper at the Oscar, Lady Gaga appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. When he asked her about the rumors about them dating, before answering his question, Lady Gaga rolled her eyes, and it was hilarious. “First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal. Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see. This is a love song.” She added, “I’m an artist and I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!”
It is safe to say that everyone remembers the iconic moment at the 2003 VMAs when Madonna and Britney Spears shared a kiss. Justin Timberlake, Spears’s ex-boyfriend was in the audience, and his deadpan facial expression on the thing happening on stage is priceless.
Iconic. During Robert De Niro’s speech at the 2009 Golden Globes, he told a joke while presenting Martin Scorsese with the Lifetime Achievement Award. When the camera showed Brendan Fraser laughing at the joke, he did a strange clap that is, to this day, a viral sensation. Fraser later said about his clapping moment, “The truth was, I wasn’t presenting, so it was just my job to sit there and have a good time. … I just spazzed.”