What would the Oscars
be without big surprises? It seems every Academy Awards show throughout history has had memorable upsets.
When an actor or a film seems like the frontrunner, any knowledgable viewer should know it ain't over 'til the gold statue is in his or her hand.
From Marisa Tomei winning to 'Citizen Kane' losing, we count down the biggest Oscar upsets of all time.
Chariots of Fire
In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young... Read More
A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his... Read More
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily... Read More
Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes from the law in an attempt... Read More
Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World... Read More
Gangs of New York
Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the... Read More
Tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, in a sailing accident, alienated teenager... Read More
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival... Read More
Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender... Read More
Hustle & Flow
DJay (Terrence Howard) is a pimp living day to day on the tough streets of Memphis, Tennessee. Pushing... Read More
In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired... Read More
Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne (Felicity Huffman) learns that she... Read More
My Cousin Vinny
New York lawyer Vinny has never won a case. When his teenage cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused... Read More