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The Quick 10: 10 Shocking Oscar Upsets

Stacy Conradt
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I actually made it through all of the Oscars last night, which is pretty unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all, I usually get bored and change the channel. Second, I am a big fan of sleep and never make it up to see the very end. I don't know that there were any huge surprises, did you guys think? But there have been in the past. Here 10 Oscar surprises from over the years "“ be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. Did these deserve to win? And did everyone last night deserve to win?

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3. The Great Ziegfeld instead of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town for Best Picture, 1936.

4. Victor McLaglen as Best Actor in 1935. This was shocking because of the four nominees for the award, three of them were actors from what would become the Best Picture of the year, Mutiny on the Bounty. But McLaglen's performance in The Informer was more deserving of the trophy, or so the Academy thought, and he beat the odds.

5. Jon Voight as Best Actor in 1978. For his role in Coming Home, Voight beat out Warren Beatty, Robert DeNiro, Laurence Olivier and"¦ Gary Busey?! Yeah. Busey was nominated for his role as Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. Weird.

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