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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #52880

    ABC is producing a special to air right before the Oscars — full of some of the greatest moments of ceremonies past. They telephoned today to ask us: What are our faves?

    Vanessa Redgrave denouncing Zionist Hoodlums? Melissa Leo’s F-bomb? Sacheen Littlefeather? Jack Palance’s push-up? Rob Lowe and Snow White? The streaker?

    Pls cite lots of examples ….

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    babypook
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    #52882

    The one-armed push ups by Jack Palance
    The streaker behind  David Niven

    Bette Midler’s presentation of “Best Song” in ’81

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Harry Berry certainly qualifies for two: winning Best Actress and all it meant, and….somebody was bound to say it: the Adrien Brody kiss the next year. 

    Woody going to the 2002 ceremony after 9/11. Finally showing up.

    I think Katherine Hepburn also made only one appearance, the biggest winner among actors finally showing up is a great moment.

     

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    babypook
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    Woody Allen was hilarious! I still remember that fondly.

    Kurosawa and Charlie Chaplin showing up

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    Junk
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    Kate Hepburn’s appearance
    John Wayne winning for True Grit
    Charlie Chaplin’s Honorary Oscar
    Billy Crystal’s BP montages
    Rocky winning BP
    Scorese winning
    Halle Berry winning (her (over)reaction)
    Adrien Brody winning (had to include this)
    Oh yes, Woody Allen after 9/11

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    Riley
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    #52886

    Ben Stiller as a Na’vi in 2010 and Jerry Seinfeld doing stand-up in 2007 are two of my favourite funny moments in recent years.

    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin’s awful opening in 2010 was similarly entertaining, but for a different reason.  Put “Congratulations, nerds” from James Franco (and Franco in general) in 2011 in that same category.

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    Miss Frost
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    #52887

    Katharine Hepburn making her only Oscar appearance.

    Halle Berry’s Tearful Oscar Speech

    Mo’Nique winning

    Annnd one of the greatest Oscar wins ever!!!

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    Scottferguson
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    This is an excuse to tell a great story, although it was only seen, not heard, on TV.

    For the 1985 Oscars, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston and Billy Wilder gave the best picture award.
    Kurosawa was nearly blind, Huston needed an oxygen tank, and only Wilder really was capable of the task.
    They somehow stumble through the nominees, then Kurosawa gets the envelope.
    He can’t get it open. Eventually Billy Wilder manages to announce Out of Africa as the winner.
    Producer Sydney Pollack accepts.
    They then walk off stage together. He hears Wilder telling Kurosawa, “You have no problem bombing Pearl Harbor, but you can’t open a f——g envelope.”

    For me, that is the best Oscar story I’ve ever heard.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Rob Lowe dancing with Snow White?

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    Renaton
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    My favorite moment was the year Scorsese won best director.

    First, because it was Spielberg, Coppola and Lucas presenting the award, which certainly was impactful, seeing all those names from 70’s american cinema, that have influenced so much, on the same stage.

    Second, because it was a long time coming. There was standing ovation, and he gave a great speech, you could sense the feeling of them awarding not just a director, but a whole chapter in film history with those 4 guys up there. Definitely an unforgettable moment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbbzaS8rcak 

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    A few off the top of my head:

    * Cher taking the stage in an outlandish (Bob Mackie?) outft and firing off a quip about reading the Academy handbook “on how to dress like a serious actress.”

    * I saw a clip once of Carrie Fisher and Martin Short walking onstage and each was wearing the same dress. Don’t remember which ceremony, but it’s a hilarious moment.

    * The juxtaposition of Hattie McDaniel’s acceptance speech and then Mo’Nique’s tribute to her (through her dress and styling) would be a nice moment.

    * Young Anna Paquin gasping and nearly speechless as she accepted her Oscar.

    * Perhaps the moment when Sharon Stone and Quincy Jones (I think) were announcing the Oscar for Original Score to “Il Postino” but accidentally gave the envelope away to a previous winner. Jones had to scramble offstage to find out the winner from the accountants while Stone quipped something like “let’s all have a psychic moment.” Quick thinking in what had to be a presenter’s worst nightmare. (I have NO idea why I remember that moment.)

     * Joe Pesci’s very brief acceptance speech (three or four words?) and then showing up moments later to announce a performer or something with his Oscar still in hand, still obviously shocked. 

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    babypook
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    ^
    Love some of those mentions. Cher’s buttcheeks were definitely on display in all their glory. And that feathery ‘hat’!
    O and that swan number on Bjork!

    I’m going to mention this: The Academy embracing Roman Polanski and The Pianist.

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    #52893

    Two moments come to my mind

    – “Jorge Drexler singing the song he wasnt allow to do alive after winning the oscar”
    – “PEDROOOO!!!!” and Almodovar thanking all the possible saints and virgins in spain… 

    And it will be nice to show some winners thanking in their own languages… Bardem, Cruz, Signoret… Cong Li… 

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    This is an excuse to tell a great story, although it was only seen, not heard, on TV.

    For the 1985 Oscars, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston and Billy Wilder gave the best picture award.
    Kurosawa was nearly blind, Huston needed an oxygen tank, and only Wilder really was capable of the task.
    They somehow stumble through the nominees, then Kurosawa gets the envelope.
    He can’t get it open. Eventually Billy Wilder manages to announce Out of Africa as the winner.
    Producer Sydney Pollack accepts.
    They then walk off stage together. He hears Wilder telling Kurosawa, “You have no problem bombing Pearl Harbor, but you can’t open a f——g envelope.”

    For me, that is the best Oscar story I’ve ever heard.

    ?!!?!?!? This sounds about right, but still (clutches pearls!). 

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Melissa Leo’s F-Bomb.  Actually, the whole Kirk Douglas moment before then was pretty epic.  Whether you loved that whole 10 minutes of your life or hated it, you can’t deny it was fairly epic.

    I always liked Mira Sorvino’s shout out to her father when she won.

    Susan Lucci winning after 19 nominations always makes me cry.  Oh wait.. wrong awards show.. 

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