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"Amadeus!"
1984 Laurence Olivier was so overcome by the standing ovation that greeted him when he took the stage to present Best Picture in 1984 that the rules of award presenting eluded him. Instead of reading out any of the nominees, he simply opened the envelope and declared the winner, "Amadeus!"
Woody Turns Out For New York
2002 Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, many wondered whether the awards would go ahead as planned. A muted ceremony was held and the Academy paid tribute in the best way it could: Woody Allen made his first ever appearance at the Oscars to present a film dedicated to the city he loves.
Joan Upstages Bette
1963 There was famously no love lost between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. So, when Davis was Oscar nominated for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and Crawford wasn't, the latter wrote to all the nominees offering to accept their award if they couldn't attend. Anne Bancroft was announced as winner for The Miracle Worker, but was on Broadway at the time, so it was Crawford who took to the stage while Davis glared furiously.
Out Of Step
1998 Are there words more likely to induce spontaneous coma than 'interpretive dance'? The Academy's decision to celebrate the best original score nominees through people jigging about was misguided. The decision to have flamenco star Joaquin Cortes stamp around to the tunes of Saving Private Ryan was bizarre and possibly a little disrespectful.
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