21 February 2012 11:19 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, the 84th Academy Awards will, finally, put an end to the endless lack of debates that are happening right now about who will take home Oscar gold. Historically, the Oscars are a night when the best of the best are pitted against one another: Where, in the past, films like Citizen Kane, The Godfather and Norbit all compete for immortality. Oscar fever, catch it! What's that? Oh, yeah, Norbit was nominated for an Academy Award. In fact, there are a lot of movies that were nominated for an Academy Award in a plethora of different categories that you probably had no idea were "Academy Award-nominated movies." So, with that, here are the most absurd Academy Award-nominated movies from the last 20 years, in no particular order. (So, congratulations, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, you can now proudly mention yourself in the same sentence as Beethoven's 2nd.) 1. Norbit, Oscar-Nominated Movie (Best Makeup) 2. Beethoven's 2nd, »

- Mike Ryan

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