30 Times A Celebrity Shocked Us On A Red Carpet In 2015

Red carpets can be such banal things. Step. Pose. Smile. Flash. Repeat. They’re considered a necessary evil, though. Celebrities showcase designers’ latest creations and provide insight into their latest projects. They might drop a fun soundbite or two that turns into a larger story. This year, campaigns like #AskHerMore and #SmartGirlsAsk tried to shake up the traditional red-carpet banter and provide more than just smiles, poses, and gowns.

Because the pre-event photography session is so formulaic, it’s a goddamn delight when a celebrity breaks loose and does something fun and out of the ordinary on the red carpet. Unfortunately, these photos are rarely the ones that make it to the pages of glossy magazines and you’ll never see them on the best- or worst-dressed lists. Chances are, they’re completely new to you.

Who doesn’t love photos of celebrities being totally ridiculous? Behold, some of the best from 2015's red carpets. 'Cause Will Smith and Debra Messing, you nasty.

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Ryan Guzman & Jennifer Lopez

Where: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: January 11, 2015

To thine own selfie be true.
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Jennifer Aniston & Emma Stone

Where: 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: February 22, 2015

Emma Stone gets by with a little help from her Friend.
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John Travolta & Scarlett Johansson

Where: 87th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: February 22, 2015

Here is a handy link to a variety of synonyms for how this photo makes you feel, courtesy of Thesaurus.com.
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Michelle Schumacher, Beyoncé & J.K. Simmons

Where: Vanity Fair Afterparty, 87th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: February 22, 2015

Never mind the fact that Simmons had just won an Oscar. He and his wife were standing in Beyoncé's shine, and they needed to gtfo.
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Cara Delevingne

Where: Elle Style Awards in London, England

When: February 24, 2015

"Phew...still there."
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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, & Amy Schumer

Where: The Time 100 Gala in New York, New York

When: April 21, 2015

Sometimes you're just red carpet roadkill. Kimye dgaf.
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John Oliver

Where: The Time 100 Gala in New York, New York

When: April 21, 2015

He just found out Kim and Kanye also made the list — and that they didn't help Amy Schumer when she fell.
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Ali Wentworth, Mariska Hargitay, & Debra Messing

Where: The Joyful Revolution Gala in New York, New York

When: May 6, 2015

She's just messing around.
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Justin Kurzel, Marion Cotillard, & Michael Fassbender

Where: Macbeth photocall in Cannes, Frances

When: May 23, 2015

When bae hits you with the over-the-shoulder.
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Sofia Vergara

Where: Magic Mike XXL premiere in Los Angeles, California

When: June 25, 2015

Witness Sofia Vergara, thirsting over a poster of Joe Manganiello's abs. No one tell her that unlike the rest of us, she has the real version at home.
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, & Channing Tatum

Where: Magic Mike XXL premiere in London, England

When: June 30, 2015

When Channing doesn't make it quite in time.
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Ariana Grande

Where: Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan

When: August 13, 2015

Okay, so we're being very literal in our definition of a red carpet here (that carpet IS red, though). We simply had to include this photo because WHAT IS ARIANA GRANDE WEARING? Sure, you want to be comfortable on a long, international flight. A onesie is excusable. Throwing on heels for a strut through the airport afterward like it's an actual red carpet, however, is not.
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Miley Cyrus

Where: MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: August 30, 2015

At this point, though, she's just bein' Miley.
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Derek Hough

Where: Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: September 12, 2015

This is exactly how you celebrate winning an Emmy for Best Choreography.
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Tracy Morgan & Megan Wollover

Where: 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: September 20, 2015

"I'm pregnant, and its hers."
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Salma Hayek & Anna Kendrick

Where: Variety's Power of Women Show in Los Angeles, California

When: October 9, 2015

So silly, these two.
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Vin Diesel

Where: The Last Witch Hunter premiere in London, England

When: October 19, 2015

You know, when you bring your flaming sword to your movie premiere. It’s this season’s must-have accessory.
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Rod Stewart & Hoda Kotb

Where: 92nd Street Y Presents: Rod Stewart In Conversation with Hoda Kotb in New York, New York

When: October 29, 2015

My eyes...MY EYES.
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Jane Fonda & Miley Cyrus

Where: LGBT Center's Gala Vanguard Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: November 7, 2015

"I don't think that's how babies are made, Jane."
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Dylan Penn & Ireland Baldwin

Where: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York, New York

When: November 10, 2015

When your ride or die lends a hand, and you can't even begin to express your gratitude.
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Jennifer Lawrence

Where: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 premiere in Los Angeles, California

When: November 16, 2015

This might just be the most Jennifer Lawrence photo that has ever been taken. She can win The Hunger Games and play Mystique onscreen, but offscreen, a small zephyr can take her OUT.
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Sam Claflin

Where: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 premiere in New York, New York

When: November 18, 2015

Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots (everybody).
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Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, & Julianne Moore

Where: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 premiere in New York, New York

When: November 18, 2015

Fifteen minutes into Netflix and chill, and he gives you this sign...
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Terry Crews

Where: American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: November 22, 2015

He’s just really fucking pumped to be holding his wife’s bag.
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Helen Mirren & Andrew Lloyd Webber

Where: School of Rock musical opening night in New York, New York

When: December 6, 2015

Helen Mirren rocks. (See what we did there?)
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Rihanna & Majesty

Where: Rihanna's Diamond Ball in Los Angeles, California

When: December 10, 2015

RiRi brought her adorable niece, Majesty, onto the red carpet for one minute before the tot grew weary of the flashing lights. Ridiculously cute and honest.
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Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith

Where: Rihanna's Diamond Ball in Los Angeles, California

When: December 10, 2015

Oh, we SEE you, Will.
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Lady Gaga

Where: Billboard Women in Music Awards in New York, New York

When: December 11, 2015

Once upon a time, she wore meat dresses on the red carpet. Now, she brings pups dressed like Santa. We're okay with this transition. Now enough about Gaga, who's been a good boy this year?
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Where: Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in Los Angeles, California

When: December 14, 2015

Also what Yoda wears when he has just awakened, this outfit is.
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Adam Driver & Oscar Isaac

Where: Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in Los Angeles, California

When: December 14, 2015

If this is how Oscar Isaac greets people, hello, it's me.