Andie MacDowellIn 1960, 'The Apartment' won Best Picture. We have no problem with that. It's the other four films nominated that year that we question: 'The Alamo,' 'The Sundowners,' 'Elmer Gantry' and 'Sons and Lovers.'

Now, these were all fine films, each surely with its own compelling case for receiving a Best Picture nomination. The problem is that one of them nabbed a nomination that so obviously belonged to Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho.' That's right, 'The Sundowners' has more Best Picture nominations than 'Psycho.'

Fifty years have gone by since that nomination gaffe and, in advance of the 2011 ceremony, we thought we'd look back at some other crazy doings in the Best Picture category from the past half-century.
categories Features, Oscars, Awards