The Oscars are the Super Bowl of award shows. Just like in actual sports, there are winners, losers, and the definite chance of an upset. Over the years there have been some serious blunders in deciding who goes home with the gold, yet somehow these incredibly rich and famous people were able to pick up the pieces and move on with their shattered Oscar-less lives.
1. Crash winning Best Picture in 2006.
Crash is an ok movie, and some would say an even better Dave Mathews Band song. Everyone was shocked 10 years ago, when the film beat out Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture. The upset left many film buffs saying, "Oscar, I wish I knew how to quit you."
2. The wordless Red Balloon winning Best Screenplay.
Despite having virtually no dialogue and only being a half hour long, The Red Balloon won Best Screenplay in 1957. That's even more shady than Matt and Ben supposedly writing the screenplay for Goodwill Hunting by themselves.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio never winning an Oscar.
It's kind of a joke at this point, but Leonardo DiCaprio getting snubbed by the Oscars is a real problem. This year is the actor's sixth nomination, and many are hoping it will finally be his turn. It seems like this poor guy can't win anything except models' hearts. If he gets snubbed again on Sunday you can expect a real life replay of these signature freak-outs:
4. Kevin Costner winning Best Director.
Hard to believe The Cos beat out Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola for best director in 1991. Even harder to believe that Dances with Wolves won Best Picture over Goodfellas. Even hardest to believe is that Kevin Costner wore a diaper on set and made everyone call him "Widdle Kevy Baby" throughout the entire filming. (That last one might be made up.)
5. Judy Garland never winning Best Actress.
In 1940, the Academy did not nominate 17-year-old Judy Garland for Best Actress for her iconic role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Later, in 1954, Garland was nominated for her role in A Star is Born, but she lost out to Grace Kelly. Many refer to that loss as the greatest upset in Oscar history. Garland was nominated for an Oscar again in 1962, and again was denied. Maybe she should've dropped a house on their asses.
6. Al Pacino winning an Oscar for Scent of a Woman in '93.
By 1993, Al Pacino had been nominated for seven Oscars without a win. The Academy wasn't too impressed with his work in the Godfather movies or Serpico, but yelling out, "WHOO-AH" a bunch of times, in the stinker Scent of a Woman did the trick, apparently. Most people agreed Denzel Washington should've won for Malcolm X that year.
7. Alfred Hitchcock never winning an Oscar.
Despite being nominated 5 times for Best Director, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award. But you know who has? Three 6 Mafia.
8. Citizen Kane losing to How Green Was My Valley in 1941.
Since it's known as the best movie of all time, it may surprise you to learn that Citizen Kane did not win Best Picture. How can that be true? This is the movie to pretend to like to seem smart. It's the movie people compare all other great movies to. You know, like when someone says, "Teen Wolf Too is the Citizen Kane of movie sequels about an 80s teenage werewolf."
9. Forrest Gump winning Best Picture in 1994.
Some people are still mad that Forrest Gump beat out Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture back in '94. It's like Mama used to say: the Oscars are like a box of chocolates, Tom Hanks licks them all so no one else can have any.
Only one of these movies has its own theme restaurant, so until there's an Andy Dufresne Sewer Pipe Cafe, maybe STFU.
10. The Dark Knight not being nominated for Best Picture.
The Dark Knight wasn't even in the running for Best Picture in 2009, although the late Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. The snub was very disappointing to Batman fans. Even more upsetting than when Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't win for "Best Actor Who Only Speaks in Puns" for his role as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin. That was cold.