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Strangest & Most Controversial Moments In the History of the Academy Awards (Pt. 2)

24 February 2011 11:38 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Strange Win

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Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved family films of all time. Weirdly, the 1956 film won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar = despite being a 35-minute French movie, and despite having no dialogue.

Lawsuit

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In 1988, the Academy itself managed to anger Disney over the use of Snow White in a very bizarre opening featuring Rob Lowe singing and dancing with an actress dressed up as the title character. The performance was a giant flop, and in the following days the Walt Disney Company sued the Academy for unauthorized use of the Snow White image.

Running Naked

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at the 1974 ceremony, 33-year-old Robert Opal ran across the stage butt-naked on live TV. Opal flashes a peace sign as he passes the cameras, and NBC cuts away to avoid full frontal nudity. After the laughter has died down, presenter David Niven tells the crowd, »

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