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Oscar Mania

Oscar Mania

by Erin Cassin

Test your smarts on the Academy Awards.

Martin Scorsese finally walked away with an Oscar win for Best Director in 2007 after being rejected by the Academy on five different occasions. During his acceptance speech, he said the following:
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“You talking to me?”

“Could you double-check the envelope?”

“My whole life has been movies and religion.”

“I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.”

Film producer Elinor Burkett stole the spotlightfor all the wrong reasons at the 2010 Academy Awards when she ran onstage and interrupted director Roger Ross as he was accepting an Oscar for:
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“The Cove”


“The Hurt Locker”

“Music by Prudence”

Björk made headlines and several “worst dressed” lists when she attended the 2001 Academy Awards. What was unusual about the outfit she wore on the red carpet?
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It was a Cleopatra costume.

It was a ballerina tutu.

It was a dress made to look like a swan.

It was a backwards tuxedo.

Which Oscar winner stunned the audience by doing push-ups onstage after winning an award?
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Roberto Benigni

Jack Palance

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Jack Nicholson

Whoopi Goldberg made a dramatic entrance onto the stage when she hosted the Oscars in 1999. Appearing in whiteface and dressed as royalty, she introduced herself by saying:
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“I am the Ghost Queen. Some of you may know me by my other name, the Virgin Queen.”

“I am the African Queen. Some of you may know me as the Virgin Queen, but I can't imagine who.”

“I am the Virgin Queen. Those of you who don't believe me can just call me the African Queen.”

“Who needs a Virgin Queen when you can have me? Really. Ask my agent.”

During her acceptance speech, which Oscar winner went over her allotted time and, when the orchestra began playing to cue her to wrap up her speech, she admonished the conductor, Bill Conti, by calling him “stick man” and telling him to stop the music?
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Kathy Bates

Halle Berry

Julia Roberts

Frances McDormand

Just two days before the 2000 Oscar ceremony, Whitney Houston was notoriously fired from performing because of her reported bizarre and unprofessional behavior during rehearsals. Who stepped in to replace the troubled diva at the show that year?
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Faith Hill

Celine Dion

Mariah Carey

When Adrian Brody became the youngest man to win Best Actor at the Oscars in 2003, he shocked both audiences and presenter Halle Berry when he grabbed the actress and:
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Accidentally dropped her onto the stage floor.

Picked her up and spun her around.

Gave her a long kiss on the mouth.

Stepped on her dress and ripped it.

When Danny Boyle won an Academy Award for Best Director in 2009, he hopped up and down in imitation of:
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The character Tigger from “Winnie the Pooh.”

Previous Oscar winner Roberto Benigni.

The character Jamal K. Malik from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

His children.

In 2000, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker attracted a lot of attention on the red carpet when they dressed as:
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Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez

Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny

Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera