20. Jennifer Hudson (2007)
After American Idol ended probably nobody thought they would be hearing the name of “Jennifer Hudson” associated with too many Internationally Recognized awards, much less an Oscar. How wrong they were. Not even two years later she surprised millions when she won the award for her performance inDreamgirls.
15. Sorry Frank, we meant Frank (1933)
As soon as Will Rogers called his name, Frank Capra jumped up to collect his Oscar forLady for a Day.The problem was that there were at least two Franks in the audience that night and Capra was not the Frank that won the Oscar. As embarrassing as it was at least it happened pre 1953 (see number 21).
10. A quiet thank you (1976)
When Louise Fletcher won the Best Actress forOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestshe was emotional.So emotional in fact that she couldn’t really do much more than stammer. She did, however, manage the standard “thank you mom and dad”. In sign language. Her parents were deaf and thanks to that everyone in the audience was blind…with tears.
5. Au revoir John Wayne
Looking much weaker and worn down, he took the stage to present Best Picture with these words,”“Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar came onto the Hollywood scene in 1928 and so did I. We’re both a little weather beaten but we plan to stick around for a whole lot longer”. Although he didn’t live up to his promise in the literal sense, we know he meant our hearts. RIP Duke.