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Sacheen Littlefeather
1973 Actors have always used a victory as a time to get their political views known. Marlon Brando took the opportunity when he won Best Actor for The Godfather. Staying away from the ceremony himself, he sent a native American named Sacheen Littlefeather to announce that he could not accept the award due to the film industry's poor treatment of native Americans. It might have had some meaning had Sacheen not been a hired actress.
Cher's Shockers
1987 The oddness of that girl who sang with Sonny winning an Oscar was not lost on Cher. She's turned up at several Oscar ceremonies looking like a smash-and-grab at a charity shop, but no get-up was stranger than the outfit she wore to collect Best Actress for Moonstruck, a mix of futuristic showgirl and porny Disney villain, all topped off with an exploded chicken.
Poitier Wins
1963 There are a few Oscar landmarks that mark a major moment in broader culture. Sidney Poitier's Best Actor win for Lilies of the Field was just such an event. Poitier was the first black actor to win the award for a leading role and it pushed him toward a career that would make him, for a time, the biggest star in Hollywood. Many owe him a debt.
Gwyneth Gushes
1999 If you win an Oscar, you should look like it actually means something to you. Gwyneth Paltrow took that to heart as she accepted her gong for Shakespeare in Love. She didn't so much deliver a speech as a flood of sobs that dampened the first four rows of the audience. But she laughs about it now.
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