Oscar Scandals: Adrien Brody, Best Actor Winner, Kissing Presenter Halle Berry

Oscar Kiss Controversy

At the 75th Academy Awards in 2003, Brody forcibly kissed actress Halle Berry, who presented him with the Best Actor Oscar for his work in The Pianist.

In a 2017 interview with Andy Cohen, Berry confirmed that the kiss was unplanned, stating “I knew nothing about it.” USA Today has since called the moment “cringeworthy,” particularly “in light of the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked Hollywood.”

Good Housekeeping has ranked it among the biggest scandals in Oscar history.