The Oscars' 21 Most Unforgettable Moments. Who Remembers #9?
Every year, stars grace the red carpet decked out in the best—and sometimes the unusual—for one of the biggest nights of the year: the Oscars. The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, with the multitalented comedian Chris Rock as host. Rock has also worked successfully as a writer, producer, director, and documentarian, and emceed the event back in 2005.
Dating back to 1929, the Oscar is a prestigious recognition for excellence in cinematic achievements decided upon by the Academy's voting membership of about 6,000 certified professionals. Some ways to gain membership include working in the industry in the last ten years and having been previously nominated for an Oscar. Most of us don't fall under these categories, so we'll be seeing you online.
Even though we'll be at home, we'll still be able to enjoy some of the night's most unforgettable moments. For example, who could forget John Travolta's award-winning mispronunciation of "Idina Menzel"?
Browse through the list below for some refreshers from throughout the years.
#1. Everyone's still talking about Icelandic artist Björk's Swan Dress by Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski.
#2. In 2000, Angelina Jolie planted a big one on her older brother, James Haven.
#3. Legendary actor Marlon Brando was voted Best Actor for his work in 'The Godfather' but skipped the 1973 show altogether. He enlisted the help of activist Sacheen Littlefeather to reject the honor in protest of Hollywood's treatment of Native Americans.
#4. Three 6 Mafia becomes the first hip-hop group to earn the statuette for Best Original Song. The trio co-wrote "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" with Frayser Boy for 'Hustle & Flow.'
#5. In 2002, Halle Berry wins Best Actress for her leading performance in 'Monster's Ball." Berry is the first African-American woman to receive the honor.
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