"Bette Midler Sucked!": Donald Trump's Most Bizarre Oscars Tweets

6:30 AM 2/21/2017

by Gregg Kilday

Before he was president, Trump was convinced the Academy Awards were a yuuuge disaster.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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  • 2012

    Trump was outraged by Sacha Baron Cohen's red-carpet stunt, in which he spilled the "ashes" of Kim Jong-il on Ryan Seacrest. Trump also complained the Vanity Fair party was "the absolutely worst party."

  • 2013

    He had earlier tweeted he was glad to hear Seth MacFarlane would be hosting, but then blasted best picture nominee Django Unchained and the best actor winner, Lincoln's Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • 2014

    Trump panned the 86th awards, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and particularly hated Bette Midler's "In Memoriam" ballad "Wind Beneath My Wings."

  • 2015

    With director Alejandro G. Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki winning for Birdman, Trump inveighed against Mexico — and President Obama — four months before announcing his candidacy for the presidency.