Hattie Mcdaniel made history; she was the 1st black woman at this time to win the Oscars in 1940, as the best-supporting actress in the movie “Gone with the wind”.
“I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry,” McDaniel said during her acceptance speech.
After 24 years, another 1st in the Oscars and another history written when Sidney Poitier won the best Actor, and was the 1st black man won best actor at this time.
in 1969, Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn both won the Best Actress award: Streisand for Funny Girl and Hepburn for The Lion in Winter; There have been six ties in the Oscars, but this one got the most buzz.
In 1973, Marlon Brando refused his Oscar award and didn’t attend the ceremony; instead he sent Littlefeather, an Apache Native American activist and the president of National Native American Affirmative Image Committee, to speak on his behalf.
“He very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award,” she said. “And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry.”
If we are going to speak about “Cher” then nothing could be enough; and who will forget her showgirl dress in 1986 and after two years in 1988 she wore another shockingly dress.
After her win, the singer discussed the dress with reporters backstage. “Bob and I thought about [this dress] for a while. It went through so many changes. People were so weirded out about this dress, but I think it’s quite appropriate for the evening.”
Who won what? confusing, isn’t it? So who will ever forget what happened in 2017 when they did a mistake and gave the wrong envelope that announced ‘La La Land’ as best picture; but then they did right and the Oscars went to ‘Moonlight’.
This one is from the bests in my point of view; a funny selfie and the Pizza delivery in the Oscars; yeah, that was funny…
In 2013, we won’t forget when Jennifer Lawrance fell…
On her way to retrieve her Best Actress Oscar for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence fell midway up the stairs. “I was horrified,” remembers four-time Academy Award production designer Derek McLane, who was sitting in the audience. “I thought someone had spilled something and then I realized it was her dress,” McLane told BAZAAR.com in 2017. “She got caught on it. Thank God she was okay.”
Ledger’s 2008 overdose shocked Hollywood to its core. Seven months later, with the release of The Dark Knight, the actor stunned again with his brilliant performance as Joker. Ledger’s family accepted the Best Supporting Actor statuette on behalf of his then-three year old daughter, Matilda, whose mother is Michelle Williams.
This controversial moment came courtesy of Brody, who planted a huge kiss on the unsuspecting Berry after his best actor win for The Pianist in 2003.
I think excitement is an understatement for this situation…
Another history-maker; Halle Berry in the Oscars in 2002.
As the first and only black woman to win best actress, the Monster’s Ball star emphasized the award’s significance, proclaiming, “This moment is so much bigger than me.” She dedicated the honor to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”
I won’t forget this one ever and still love it; Hugh Jackman in the Oscars in 2009; I loved his performance and the opening, and when he pulled Anna Hathway to do a duet with him and more in that year.
There are a lot of other memories and moments; shocking ones or happy ones; all you can read on many platforms and online magazines…