10 Most Awesome Academy Award Moments (VIDEOS)
Hey pards! If you're like me, you not only spend half of your paycheck on lottery tickets and the gas it takes to drive out of state to get them, but you're also looking forward to Sunday night's 83rd Annual Academy Awards. You know I love my movies! (Why Reba isn't hosting this one, I'll never know.)
It promises to be full chock-full of films, short-films, indie-films, awards, people, and categories that we've never heard of and probably won't ever hear of again, but hey...at least it takes up four valuable hours on a Sunday. That's not including all of the red carpet interviews, wardrobe critiques, and pre-show chatter leading up to the big event. And you can bet your "badonkadonk" that I would love to be there! I've been hearing what a fantastic chef Wolfgang Puck is, for years!
So, just to get you in the mood. Here are the 10 best Oscar moments of all time. Just take our word for it.
10. Roberto Benigni Goes Nuts
Upon winning Best Foreign Film for 'Life is Beautiful,' the goofy Italian auteur goes wild.
9. Martin Scorsese Finally Wins
After one of the most celebrated forty-year careers in film, the director finally wins a Best Director Oscar for “The Departed.”
8. Performance Of "Blame Canada”
Robin Williams sings the controversial 'South Park' anthem and Best Original Song nominee.
7. Jack Palance's One-Armed Pushups
To celebrate his win for Curly in 'City Slickers,' the 73-year old actor celebrates unlike anyone else.
6. Adrien Brody Kisses Halle Berry
The 29-year old becomes the youngest to win Best Actor and celebrates by kissing the reigning Best Actress.
5. Robert Opal Becomes ‘The Oscar Streaker’
The unknown photographer becomes infamous in moments for his naked run across the stage.
4. Heath Ledger Wins For The Joker
Perhaps the saddest and emotionally-moving moment in the award show's history, the parents and sister of the recently deceased young actor accept his award.
3. Sally Field’s ‘You Like Me’ Speech
This has become the most quoted, and possibly misquoted, acceptance speech of all time.
2. Sidney Poitier Wins Best Actor
In 1964, the star of 'Lillies of the Field' becomes the first African-American to win the Best Actor Oscar.
1. Charlie Chaplin’s American Return
After a 20-year self-imposed exile from the United States, the silent film mega-star returns to accept an honorary Academy Award.