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Surprise! The Oscar goes to…


Hollywood makes sure to keep us entertained all through. From stellar performances to startling controversies, there is drama unfolding every day. And then there are movies and stars that win hearts, but have tough luck at the Oscars. Here are a few moments when the Academy Awards presented the unexpected!

1. When Adrien Brody surprised everybody (and was stunned himself)
Adrien Brody stunned the world in 2003 when he bagged the best actor in a leading role. The Pianist star was the youngest winner in this category. He was most surprised by his win – his expression said it all! Meanwhile, fans of the much-loved Leonardo Di Caprio were left disappointed yet again. He did not even get nominated for his work in the critically acclaimed drama Catch Me If You Can.



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2. ‘The Queen’ held the golden statuette
Helen Mirren was crowned the best actress at the 2007 Academy Awards. The Queen actor beat many leading ladies for the honour, including Meryl Streep. Streep’s performance in The Devil Wears Prada had been widely appreciated. Nevertheless, Streep has broken her own record with her 21st Oscar nomination this year.



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3. Forrest Gump made people grumpy
“And the Oscar for the best picture goes to Forrest Gump.” This announcement made many jaws drop at the Academy Awards in 1995. Forrest Gump competed with the masterpieces — Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. Till date, these three movies continue to enthrall viewers.



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4. Crash crushed hopes of many
Brokeback Mountain was the front-runner in the best picture category in 2006. However, Crash turned out to be the dark horse. It swept away the coveted award and took everyone by surprise. The decision was not received well by many. A decade later, even its own director said that the film did not deserve to win an Oscar.

‘Dum Maaro Dum’

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5. The King’s Speech left everyone speechless
In 2011, The King’s Speech bagged the award for the best picture. It was up against The Social Network, a movie that critics considered superior. It is believed that The King’s Speech won because it connected with its audiences in real as opposed to a movie which was about virtually connecting with millions.

For the film


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6. Moonlight grabbed the limelight
The Academy Awards in 2017 was certainly a night with a twist! A mix-up which landed La La Land in the winner’s spot for the best picture (for a few seconds) and an array of emotions that followed. The night finally ended with Moonlight shining in all its glory.

For the film


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