The Academy Awards present Oscars to the best supporting actors for a reason. A lot of important things happen in the background! To highlight this, Bored Panda has compiled a list of pictures where the foreground isn't supposed to be the main focus, and they will definitely make you look twice. From savage photobombs to things that were probably supposed to stay out of the frame and more, most of these surprising images are a once-in-a-lifetime type of shots their photographers will be telling their grandchildren about. Scroll down to check them out and upvote your favorites! And while you're at it, fire up these 10+ Of The Worst Selfie Fails By People Who Forgot To Check The Background.

(h/t brightside)

#1

Hollywood Smile

Hollywood Smile

OceanGoingSoul Report

#2

Queen Elizabeth Deciding To Join In On Australian Field Hockey Player Jayde Taylor's Selfie

Queen Elizabeth Deciding To Join In On Australian Field Hockey Player Jayde Taylor's Selfie

jaydetaylor Report

#3

It's Behind Me... Isn't It?

It's Behind Me... Isn't It?

ngshay Report

#4

Kid In Background Of News Report Gets Stuck In His Lifejacket

Kid In Background Of News Report Gets Stuck In His Lifejacket

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#6

The Old Lady Is A Slash Fan, But She Doesn't Know Slash Is Standing Behind Her

The Old Lady Is A Slash Fan, But She Doesn't Know Slash Is Standing Behind Her

meeganhodges Report

#7

Best Accidental Photobomb Ever

Best Accidental Photobomb Ever

SarkyTyke Report

#8

Well That's An Impressive Photobomb

Well That's An Impressive Photobomb

vanillapopcorn Report

Moose Merrick
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My "friend" once stopped me from seeing a whale breaching by standing in front of it. TOBYN POUND STANLEY I KNOW IT WAS YEARS AGO BUT I'M STILL MAD

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#9

Took A Picture Of A Man And Daughter At A Coffee Shop To Show Them What They Would Look Like In 10 Years

Took A Picture Of A Man And Daughter At A Coffee Shop To Show Them What They Would Look Like In 10 Years

Philchil23 Report

#10

Not Everyone Had A Greatest Night...

Not Everyone Had A Greatest Night...

RemoteControlArtist Report

Joseph Brzezinski
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What the heck did that person do to deserve the "double bird?"

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#11

Got A Picture With Woody In Times Square...

Got A Picture With Woody In Times Square...

kazaamx Report

#12

We're So Happy Fiona Could Be There On Our Special Day

We're So Happy Fiona Could Be There On Our Special Day

hayley_roll Report

Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Patrick! What the hell are you doing with that skinny bi**h?!

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#13

Took A Picture With My Friends, Later Noticed The Cops In The Background

Took A Picture With My Friends, Later Noticed The Cops In The Background

reddit.com Report

#14

He Looks Stunning

He Looks Stunning

drocks27 Report

#15

My Sister Was Taking Pictures Of My Nephew At School And The Little Guy In The Back Looks Miserable

My Sister Was Taking Pictures Of My Nephew At School And The Little Guy In The Back Looks Miserable

Htxbia Report

#16

Selfie Photo Bomb... Nailed It

Selfie Photo Bomb... Nailed It

SerialPest Report

#17

My Daughter Thought This Was Her. Bonus: My Son In The Background

My Daughter Thought This Was Her. Bonus: My Son In The Background

Trampolice Report

#18

Cheerleading Practice

Cheerleading Practice

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#19

Tim Duncan's Accidental Photobomb

Tim Duncan's Accidental Photobomb

jaycrew Report

Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did not know George R. R. Martin is a Lakers fan, lol

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#20

Cute Couple Picture

Cute Couple Picture

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#21

I'm Pretty Sure They Don't Even Know Each Other

I'm Pretty Sure They Don't Even Know Each Other

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Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

no one gonna say anything about nose picker here in front?

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#22

Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Jkoos Report

JillVille
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Quite the balancing act, on top of that fence, lol

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#23

Unicorns Aren't The Only Things That Poop Rainbows...

Unicorns Aren't The Only Things That Poop Rainbows...

danorm Report

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, cant wait to find my golden furball at the end of the rainbow

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#24

Photo Bombed By Batman

Photo Bombed By Batman

MeatheadMilitia Report

#25

On Vacation In California With My Best Friend And Took A Picture With Perfect Timing

On Vacation In California With My Best Friend And Took A Picture With Perfect Timing

Noobytoe Report

#27

The Best Picture I Have Ever Taken

The Best Picture I Have Ever Taken

heyitslolo Report

JillVille
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Free... free as a bird... flying along the beach... not a care in the world...Dang that kid looks fast!

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#28

Largest Photobomb Ever?

Largest Photobomb Ever?

jpawli Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The people in the background are more eager to be in the picture

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#29

Halloween 1989. That's Me On The Right. My Sister Is Behind Me And About To Have A Really Bad Day

Halloween 1989. That's Me On The Right. My Sister Is Behind Me And About To Have A Really Bad Day

BryanwithaY Report

#30

That's A Cemetery In The Background

That's A Cemetery In The Background

Bombingofdresden Report

Talia Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Weeeeell, they say quiet, but those groans and cries of 'brains' can get pretty tiresome...

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#31

My Friend Caught The Bouquet. That Is Her Boyfriend In The Background

My Friend Caught The Bouquet. That Is Her Boyfriend In The Background

FellSamurai Report

Josie Jones
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know why everyone thinks he's not up to her standards? You're only saying that because he's heavy. Not everyone likes six packs or guys that are super thin. Heavy guys are cuddly, strong, happy and usually self confident.

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#32

I Was Trying To Take A Nice Photo Of My Cat When I Noticed The Neighbours Cat In The Background

I Was Trying To Take A Nice Photo Of My Cat When I Noticed The Neighbours Cat In The Background

BeardLover69 Report

#33

A Lady's Hairdo In The Background Makes It Look Like Chewbacca Is Lurking

A Lady's Hairdo In The Background Makes It Look Like Chewbacca Is Lurking

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#34

My Son Has Conquered The Photobomb

My Son Has Conquered The Photobomb

WatermelonPOWAH Report

#35

Some Friends Took A Picture And Later Realized That The People In The Background Were Stuffing A Baby In A Cannon

Some Friends Took A Picture And Later Realized That The People In The Background Were Stuffing A Baby In A Cannon

99LS1SS Report

Caroline Murphy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's wrong with that? I did that to my niece last week. We live in Somerset, England.. She ended up in Scotland

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#36

Just Found This Cute Picture Of Me And My Cousin, And My Psycho Brother In The Background

Just Found This Cute Picture Of Me And My Cousin, And My Psycho Brother In The Background

leahkray Report

#37

Monopoly Man In Background During Equifax Senate Hearing

Monopoly Man In Background During Equifax Senate Hearing

ImNotLeet Report

#38

Baby Photobomb

Baby Photobomb

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#39

Groom's Sister Passed Out At The Exact Moment The Judge Said "You May Kiss The Bride"

Groom's Sister Passed Out At The Exact Moment The Judge Said "You May Kiss The Bride"

GallowBoob Report

#40

I Took This Picture Trying To Get A Fun Candid Of The Bride And Groom. Best Choice Ever

I Took This Picture Trying To Get A Fun Candid Of The Bride And Groom. Best Choice Ever

phillyd Report

BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, if I can't get married, I'll just eat!

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#41

Thought I Took A Great Picture Of My Dog Then I Noticed The K9 Centipede In The Background

Thought I Took A Great Picture Of My Dog Then I Noticed The K9 Centipede In The Background

Zalithelia Report

#42

My Friends Dog In The Background And Her Sons T-Shirt Match Perfectly

My Friends Dog In The Background And Her Sons T-Shirt Match Perfectly

GummieLindsays Report

#43

Duck With Burning Background

Duck With Burning Background

GallowBoob Report

#44

My Brother Posted A Picture On His Birthday. Upon Seeing It I Immediately Started Laughing At Who He Captured In The Background

My Brother Posted A Picture On His Birthday. Upon Seeing It I Immediately Started Laughing At Who He Captured In The Background

holycrapidonteven Report

#45

Attack Of The Butterfly

Attack Of The Butterfly

Bigforsumthin Report

#46

Perfect Timing Selfie

Perfect Timing Selfie

ppswwe Report

#47

It Was That Moment, He Knew He Wanted More

It Was That Moment, He Knew He Wanted More

mrmemefirst Report

BusLady
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, aren't those my rings? The ones that disappeared last month when my house was broken into?

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#48

The Look Of A Man Who Spend $1000+ On A Seat To Try And Watch A Game Behind Hodor

The Look Of A Man Who Spend $1000+ On A Seat To Try And Watch A Game Behind Hodor

Intolight Report

PeachPossum
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At 5'2", I get this kind of treatment all the time...

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#49

A Friend Of Mine Posted A Baby Pic Of Her At Disney... Everyone Was Wayy More Intrigued By What Was Happening In The Background

A Friend Of Mine Posted A Baby Pic Of Her At Disney... Everyone Was Wayy More Intrigued By What Was Happening In The Background

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#50

Got A New Tux Today And Decided To Get A Picture. I Accidentally Sent This To My Girlfriend

Got A New Tux Today And Decided To Get A Picture. I Accidentally Sent This To My Girlfriend

reddit.com Report

JillVille
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look snazzy though! Just crop the photo and frame the mirror image for Father's Day? lol

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