J. Lo's Wardrobe Malfunction & More Hilarious Oscars Moments That Made Up for Billy Crystal (VIDEO)

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nun red carpet oscarsIf there's one thing I hate about the Oscars (about every awards show, actually), it's the consistently canned, cheesy quality of the ceremony. Of course I still watch the Academy Awards every year, but it's only in the hopes of catching some gloriously unscripted moment of spontaneous hilarity: a wardrobe malfunction, an onstage nervous breakdown, a teleprompter catastrophe ... anything to keep my eyes from closing before 2 a.m. or whenever the show wraps up.

The good news about this year's broadcast? Despite host Billy Crystal doing his best to bring the canned cheese, the show (that's including the red carpet walk, natch) definitely had its share of "Hey, that was actually funny!" moments ...

These were my 5 favorites:

1. Chris Rock single-handedly calls Hollywood out for being self-important.

Sheer brilliance. Taking the podium to present the award for Best Animated Film, Rock launched into the following diatribe:

I hate when people go on TV and tell you about how animation is such hard work. "Oh, Jay, it's such hard work, it's so hard doing animation, getting into character" ... no, no, no. UPS is hard work, okay? Stripping wood is hard work.

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He then went on to talk about his own experiences doing voiceovers for animated movies.

I go in a booth and I go, "Uh, what's the line?" And the guy goes, "It's time to go to the store." And then I go, "It's time to go to the store!"

And then they give me a million dollars!

2. The Bridesmaids cast single-handedly makes the Best Documentary Film categories interesting.

God bless Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph for making this entendre-laden dialogue work on the Stuffiest Night in Hollywood:

Wiig: "See, I'd rather have a short film with some heft that's nice to me, rather than a long film that just lies there and makes you do all the work."

Rudolph: "Yeah, but sometimes a film can be too long."

Wiig: "Not for me! Not for me ..."

3. A nun single-handedly upstages Sacha Baron Cohen.

My first reaction to that random nun bopping around on the red carpet? "Wow, Sacha Baron Cohen is completely unrecognizable this time!" Alas, that habit wasn't another Borat-esque disguise -- that was a real, live nun (Mother Dolores Hart, subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary God Is the Bigger Elvis).

4. J. Lo's rack single-handedly upstages her rump.

For anyone out there who's still not sure if they were actually looking at J. Lo's center boob (it's the new side boob, haven't you heard?), perhaps this will clear things up for you: My 10-year-old daughter spotted the "wardrobe malfunction" before I did. That's how obvious it was.

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5. Mysterious feedback single-handedly upstages everybody's acceptance speeches.

If you kept trying to adjust the sound settings on your TV in between acceptance speeches, you weren't alone. Lots of people heard that weird video game-esque feedback buzzing inexplicably through all the live scenes -- enough people, in fact, for #YoOscarsSoundGuy to trend almost instantly on Twitter. Are technical difficulties entertaining? At least the noise kept my Billy Crystal-induced narcolepsy at bay.

Miss any of these moments? Check out the nun moving in on Maya Rudolph's red carpet interview below.

What was your favorite unscripted Academy Awards 2012 moment?

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Brandt Hardin

By giving awards to a gimmick such as The Artist, the Academy showed just how shallow their choices can be with the absolutely worst group of nominations they’ve every thrown together.  Because of such an elitist tone, I for one boycotted the show this year.  If you found the nominees as stuffy as I did, check out the Top 10 Movie Picks of 2011 at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-movie-picks-of-2011.html where you won’t see a single of the Academy’s nominees for Best Picture but you will get some movie artwork I drew up as well as the reviews!

MamaB... MamaBear2cubs

Love Chris Rock!!!!! I can't imagine doing a voice over would be hard work either lol. I am sure to some it is but to me it sounds pretty fun!

heath... heathermichelle

I loved when Octavia Spencer said War Eagle on the red carpet :)

Chari... Charizma77

I watched it but was really bored. I can't think of any unscripted moment, sorry!

slw123 slw123

I am oblivious to a lot of things, so I get a kick out of reading/hearing what other people noticed.

Great... Greatdays

I love movies and always watch the Academy Awards.  Of course, they can be boring and never go off without some kind of hitch.  Every unscripted moment is special as they relieve what can be quite dull at times.  This year we had Sacha Baron Cohen and J Lo to liven things up..........And, to the above comment, we may be immature high school girls but, you were the one with the potty mouth.....So trashy.

dixie... dixiegurl223626

I fell asleep while I was watching...I may have to look  for a rerun

Krist... KristinRox

I loved Chris Rock!!!!! 

nonmember avatar Alex

@Brandt. Ignoring the fact that calling The Artist a gimmick movie suggests you didn't actually see it, I hope and trust that you'd have said the same thing about Hugo which, being 3-D, is even more of a gimmick movie. I'm sorry there weren't enough Academy voter interested in nominating the last Transformers movie as Best Picture. ;)

nonmember avatar TimG

In regards to Chris Rock, the funniest and most poignant part of his "diatribe"--which you left out--was his pointing out how race limits the roles available to blacks even in voice over work. "...a white guy can play an Arabian prince, if you are a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra. You can't play white."

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