It’s easy to overlook the guys on a night like the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, with all the glamorous gowns and glittery jewelry adorning the ladies of the evening. While most men opt for a plain black tux, some of them let their fashion flags fly in the form of printed blazers or colored suits. What’s even more exciting? It looks like these dudes even went with the theme, China: Through the Looking Glass, which is more than we can say for some of the women on the carpet.
The Academy Awards offer a huge, guaranteed audience of both industry and civilian fans. That makes it a unique opportunity for stars and non-stars alike to act out with the assurance that someone, somewhere will be paying attention to them.
And this has happened a lot.
As we approach the 87th Academy Awards, let’s take a look back at some of the strangest moments to grace Oscar night.
Adrien Brody kept things low-key on Thursday night when he popped into The Pikey, one of West Hollywood’s newest bars and restaurants.
Clad in jeans and a T-shirt, the Academy Award-winning actor was “attached at the hip to an unidentifiable, simple-but-cute-looking, long-haired brunette the entire night,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She definitely didn’t seem like someone he randomly met at the bar. They seemed like they came there together.”