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Honouring the Master
1990 Only once nominated, for directing Ran, Akira Kurosawa was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1990 by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, two of his greatest fans. Without this man there would have been no Star Wars.
Benigni Babbles
1998 This was one of those moments that seemed entertaining at the time, but most people with access to an Oscar ballot would rather sweep under the red carpet. Quite patently bonkers Italian Roberto Benigni beat Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen, among others, to Best Actor for Life Is Beautiful. Leaping over chairs, he then delivered a speech that delighted most and baffled all as he ranted about firmaments and shagging the audience. We have to assume everybody that year was drunk.
Michael Loves Madonna
1991 It was a date made in pop - and tabloid - heaven as Michael Jackson and Madonna turned up together to the 63rd Academy Awards. Neither was nominated for an award, but they still stole the night's headlines and confused the hell out of everyone who saw them.
Jubilant Julia
2001 Hollywood's box office queen received the recognition of her peers in 2001 for Erin Brockovich and didn't hold back in her delight. The famous smile went into overtime and, as she thanked everyone she'd ever met, she ordered 'Tom Conti' to hold off on the exit music. It was actually Bill Conti, who never starred in Shirley Valentine.
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