Oscars 2018: 16 WTF Moments
16. The Taraji P. Henson/Ryan Seacrest "Controversy"
Arguably the most controversial and talked-about moment from the entire night took place on the red carpet before the main show even kicked off.
Amid recent sexual harassment allegations levelled against host Ryan Seacrest, there were decidedly fewer stars willing to speak to him than usual, and Twitter promptly exploded when Taraji P. Henson cryptically said to Seacrest, "You know what, the universe has a way of taking care of the good people. You know what I mean?"
Many immediately saw this as the actress throwing shade at Seacrest, especially as after starting her next interview with ABC’s Wendi McLendon-Covey, she said, "I’m great now that I’m in your company."
Naturally, it all turned out to be the Internet overreacting as usual, with Henson confirming that she wasn't slighting Seacrest but in fact quite the opposite. She said, "I did it to keep his chin up. It’s an awkward position to be in. He’s been cleared, but anyone can say anything."