11 Academy Award Winning Mistakes

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When one wins an Academy Award, the term Oscar winner is something that no one can ever take away from you. 

Well, unfortunately, we think that the Academy gets it wrong on occasion. 

So, click through and check out our 11 Academy Award winning mistakes. 

1. Dances With Wolves Beats Goodfellas

Dances With Wolves Beats Goodfellas
In what universe is Dances with Wolves a better movie than Goodfellas? Time has not made the pain of this error any easier.

2. Al Pacino Beats Denzel Washington

Al Pacino Beats Denzel Washington
Al Pacino got his Oscar for Scent of a Woman for a lifetime of work. Who should have won? Denzel Washington and his fiery performance as Malcolm X!

3. Crash Beats Brokeback Mountain

Crash Beats Brokeback Mountain
Perhaps Brokeback Mountain was ahead of its time. But, that still doesn't excuse the upset of Crash defeating the timeless romance for Best Picture. Shame on you, Academy!

4. How Green Was My Valley Bests Citizen Kane

How Green Was My Valley Bests Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane has routinely been named the best film of all time. So... how did it not win Best Picture?

5. Mira Sorvino Beats Kate Winslet

Mira Sorvino Beats Kate Winslet
Sure, Woody Allen writes great roles for women. But in no way did Mira Sorvino deserve to win over Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility. No way!

6. Rocky Beats... Everyone!

Rocky Beats... Everyone!
We LOVE Rocky! But, it was a Best Picture winner over Taxi Driver, Network & All the President's Men? Really?? No, really?!

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