One of the reasons hundreds of millions still turn out to watch the Oscars is that, despite what many think, there can still be shocks and awe throughout.
The Academy Award upset is as welcomed during the annual broadcast as the “what were they thinking?” red carpet fashion disaster (hello, Cher!).
Sure, we predict the Oscar winners with our weekly column Oscar Watch and have been correct quite a lot. But, even we cannot see the huge upsets happening and that is exactly what makes Hollywood’s biggest night so much fun to watch.
Watch Rocky online and who would have thought that that Sylvester Stallone written film would beat some of the best films, not only of that year -- but ever -- for Best Picture?
At the other end of that spectrum, watch Saving Private Ryan online, and we would have guaranteed that that flick was a shoe-in for Best Picture.
Nope, a little movie about The Bard falling in love would win... and lead to controversy!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg!
We also recall an upset that had pundits thinking the presenter read the name wrong. And what about the upset that had many saying that the Academy was homophobic?!
Click through and discover our 13 biggest Oscar upsets!