– Andrew Garfield’s awkward smile during Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue at the Oscars became a viral meme on social media.
– The moment occurred when Kimmel referenced Garfield’s potential role as a defender in case anyone tried to attack him on stage.
– Garfield also made headlines during last year’s Academy Awards for texting under the table while Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage.
The Oscars never fail to provide us with hilarious and relatable moments, and this year is no exception. During the ceremony’s opening monologue, Andrew Garfield, best known for his portrayal of Spider-Man, unintentionally became the most meme-worthy actor of the evening. As Jimmy Kimmel listed attendees who could defend him in case any angry joke recipient decided to take action, the camera panned to Garfield, who awkwardly grinned, unsure if the joke had failed or if he was supposed to do something.
Instantly, Garfield’s cringeworthy grin became a hot topic on social media, and users began creating memes about relatable situations where one has to put a smile on and pretend everything is okay. For instance, when your boss offers criticism you think is harsh and uncalled for, or when your friend introduces you to someone you’ve already cyberstalked on social media. Garfield’s grin was the face of it all, and we can’t deny how much we laughed.
However, the actor redeemed himself later in the ceremony when he presented the awards for original screenplay and adapted screenplay with Florence Pugh. Although Garfield has yet to win an Oscar, his meme-worthy moments show that he at least enjoys the show and that we can always count on him for a good laugh.
Garfield’s grin has become one of many iconic Oscar moments that we will remember for years to come. And who knows, maybe next year he’ll take home the trophy and give us a better reason to meme him. Until then, we’ll keep laughing every time we see his awkward smile on our screens.