Some Oscar winners just can't catch a break.
France's culture minister Frederic Mitterand was attaching the pin to her blouse, when the needle jabbed the "La Vie en Rose" beauty in the torso, causing both the actress and the minister to gasp in front of the crowd.
However, the pain seemed to be short-lived as both Cotillard and Mitterand broke into laughter on stage.
Prior to the inadvertent jab, Mitterand praised the actress for her "charm, natural grace and beauty."
Cotillard, who took home the Oscar for Best Actress in 2008, has since starred in such films as "Public Enemies" with Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall's "Nine."
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