Oscars: 8 Best TV Moments From the Campaign Trail (Video)

5:48 PM PST 03/05/2014 by Aaron Couch
NBC
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill on "SNL"

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill reenact "Titanic" while Jennifer Lawrence tells David Letterman about her stomach problems: "You can only shit your pants so many times a day before you have to go to the emergency room."

Late-night TV allowed this year's Oscar nominees to show there was more to them than being able to play crooked stockbrokers and heroic astronauts. Dramatic actors showed off comedy chops; actress nominees brought out the waterworks; and Jonah Hill killed it on Saturday Night Live.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact Titanic

Leonardo DiCaprio has gotten much praise for the comedic elements of The Wolf of Wall Street, and he continued to show he can be funny on SNL. The best actor nominee taught his co-star (and supporting actor nominee) Jonah Hill a lesson in humility and made him feel safe by reenacting an iconic scene from Titanic.

An honorable mention goes to Hill joining Jimmy Fallon for #Hashtag2.

Jennifer Lawrence Weirds Out David Letterman

Best supporting actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence snuggled with David Letterman, and then weirded him out when their interview turned to her recent gastrointestinal issues. The key quote: "You can only shit your pants so many times a day before you have to go to the emergency room." Letterman played it cool, but in a later interview with 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, he described Jennifer Lawrence as kooky (he also called her a great artist).

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Bradley Cooper Plays Charades

American Hustle supporting actor nominee Bradley Cooper appeared during the first week of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, where he teamed up with Emma Thompson in a game of charades against Fallon and Tim McGraw. Cooper surprised himself by being able to get Thompson to guess The Vampire Diaries.

We'll give an honorable mention to Dallas Buyers Club best actor nominee Matthew McConaughey and his game of flip cup with Fallon.

Best Actress Nominees Bring on the Waterworks

Both Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts teared up during late-night appearances this awards season. First, Roberts broke down after Letterman presented her with a bouquet of flowers for her birthday. And during Jay Leno's final week on The Tonight Show, Bullock teared up while thanking him for always treating her kindly.

"There's not been one time you haven't treated me like I had something to offer -- even when the film was awful and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes." She added: "When I made crazy life decisions, you never questioned it. You were so welcoming. I just felt special, even when I was insecure."

What were your top late-night moments for this year's Oscar nominees?

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