Best and Most Shocking Oscars Moments

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Oscars Moments: Best and Most Shocking  

The Oscars is one of the most prestigious and anticipated events in the entertainment industry and it never fails to deliver with some truly memorable moments. There are some that are beloved—and others that are less so. Here’s a look at some of the best and most shocking moments in Oscar history.

Best Oscar Moments  

Song of the Year: “Let It Go,” Frozen (2013)

When “Let It Go” won Song of the Year at the 86th Academy Awards, it became an iconic and beloved moment. Not only was this the first time an animated film had won the category, but it was also the first Disney song to win in 43 years. Composed by Bobby Lopez, the song was also sung beautifully by Idina Menzel, making it an unbeatable combination.

Jim Rash for Best Supporting Actor, The Descendants (2012)

When Jim Rash won Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for The Descendants, it was particularly heartwarming as his name had not even been listed on ballots. This was a surprise win that shone a light on the character actor, who had previously been known for small appearances in shows and films such as Reno 911 and Community.

Most Shocking Oscar Moments  

Logistic Issues: The 89th Academy Awards (2017)

The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony was not the best of moments for the Academy, as the show encountered numerous logistic issues. The ceremony first experienced technical difficulties during the announcement of the Best Picture award, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner—instead of the correct winner, Moonlight. This was due to a mistake made when giving Beatty the wrong envelope, causing awkward silence and confusion when the mistake was realized.

Green Book Takes Home Best Picture (2019)

The most shocking moment at the 91st Academy Awards was the Best Picture win for Green Book. While it wasn’t necessarily a bad or undeserving film, many believed that the award should have gone to Roma, which had taken home two awards earlier in the night. In fact, Green Book was so controversial that it was even referred to as “the worst Best Picture winner since Crash.”

The Oscars is a night of surprises, joy, and drama. Perfectly encapsulating the awards season, there are always moments that are both cherished and frowned upon. From the beloved song “Let It Go” winning Song of the Year to the blunder of the announcing the wrong Best Picture film, these memorable moments bring color and shock to the night.

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