Best (and Worst) of Awards Season: And the Honor of Most Obviously Intoxicated Presenter Goes To …

Best and Worst of Awards Season - H 2015
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Best and Worst of Awards Season - H 2015

Is it over yet? From Telluride to the final tally, an exhausting five-month Oscar race has left casualties ('Fury'? 'Big Eyes'?), controversies (#OscarsSoWhite) and a whole lot of crazy moments. THR breaks down the good, the bad and the embarrassing in our fourth annual Awards Season Awards.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Most Awkward Red Carpet Interaction

George and Amal Clooney, refusing to drink a shot of his Casamigos tequila with E! host Giuliana Rancic at the Globes. (Rancic did the shot solo.)

Most Threatening Rant by the Real-Life Subject of a Film
"You crossed the line, [Bennett] Miller. We're done. Your career is over. You think I can't do it. Watch me." — Mark Schultz, played by Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher
(He later backpedaled.)

Best Proof Birdman Can't Fly
Michael Keaton, falling off the stage during his third acceptance speech at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Most Obviously Intoxicated Presenter
Johnny Depp, Hollywood Film Awards

Best Description of Oscar Bloggers by an Actor Not Nominated
"There are all these parasites that make money and feed off this thing who have nothing to do with the craft of making film." — Oscar IssacA Most Violent Year

Ineffectual Prayer Award
Angelina Jolie, who met with the pope after a screening of Unbroken days before her film was shut out of the major Oscar categories

Least Effective Whisper Campaign
To dissuade Jewish voters from honoring The Theory of Everything, rivals noted Stephen Hawking's support for an academic boycott of Israel

Best Swag
The Lego Movie's personalized figurines

Worst Swag
The Boxtrolls' creepy roving holiday gift-wrapping truck

Most Viral Reaction Shot
Teigen's "cry face" when husband John Legend won best original song for Selma's "Glory" at the Golden Globes

Best Racially Charged Comment
"So you have a very nice white person who holds black people's hands through their own narrative." — Selma's David Oyelowo, on how the Academy favors "subservient" black roles

Worst Racially Charged Comment
The Imitation Game's Benedict Cumberbatch referring to "colored actors" in an interview