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Shaft!
1972 Blaxploitation movies have rarely bothered the Oscar voters. So it was a surprise and a curious delight to see Isaac Hayes win Best Original Song for the theme from Shaft. Watching Hayes sing about the "private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks" to the buttoned up crowd, was one of the ceremony's more amusing, and downright funky, moments. Right on!
The Show Under-runs!
1958 One thing the Oscars is famous for, other than bad dresses and Jack Nicholson, is overrunning. If a ceremony comes in under four hours, you can consider it rather swift. But in 1958, the almost unthinkable happened and the telecast actually ran short, forcing host Jerry Lewis to fill for twenty minutes.
Lambs Bleats, sorry, Beats Everyone
1992 Horror films aren't supposed to do well at the Oscars. But Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, a man whose last movie had been Married To The Mob, scared up all kinds of success. It became one of only three films to win all five major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay), the other two being It Happened One Night and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
"The British Are Coming!"
1981 Chariots of Fire is little remembered now, other than for that Vangelis theme, but its seven Oscars were considered a huge deal at the time, with Colin Welland memorably declaring, as he collected a Best Original Screenplay prize, "The British are coming!" He was partly right, since UK cinema has been very well represented in the past couple of decades, but we'd been doing alright for a while thanks, Colin.
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