Banishing the Mani Cam may have been a small triumph, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to red-carpet coverage. In an effort to broaden the subjects covered during awards-season interviews, an initiative called #AskHerMore encouraged journalists to ask actresses more than simply, “Who are you wearing?” Unfortunately, it seems that Ryan Seacrest did not get the memo. Here, the most absurd questions Oscar nominees and presenters had to field on the red carpet.
Instead of asking Dakota Johnson for her thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey’s record-breaking opening weekend, Seacrest chose to go down the awkward route. Did your parents ever see the movie? What were you doing when the movie opened? I read that you kept a prop or two from the set?