What are your favorite moment/moments of infamy from the Academy Awards?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Kilduff, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

    Oct 27, 2001
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    I ask this question because I read a statement by this year's Academy Award show producer Laura Ziskin. Part of it read as follows:

    "I intend to borrow shamelessly from my predecessors, including Gil Cates, the Zanucks, Quincy Jones and others, and I will do everything I can to make the 74th Academy Awards Show one you will be happy you stayed up to watch."

    So, what was it?

    Was it Rob Lowe and Snow White singing "Proud Mary"?

    Was it Vanessa Redgrave and her controversial speech?

    Was it Sacheen Littlefeather?

    Was it Robert Opel, the streaker who was "showing his shortcomings", according to David Niven?

    Was it the magic words "Uma...Oprah"?

    Was it Billy Crystal's joke about MGM and Leo The Lion taking the fifth since he's owned by the Italians?

    Was it Lizzy Gardiner and her dress made out of credit cards?

    Come on, we all watch the Oscars. So, what are your favorite moments of infamy involving the little gold guy?

    I'm not talking award upsets...I'm talking monologues, jokes, production numbers, dresses, suits, proxies...you know, the stuff that makes us tune in every year.

    I think this belongs in Polls, since I'm canvassing to see the opinions of my fellow board members.


    John "Feel free to move this topic if I put it in the wrong section" Kilduff
  2. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

    Feb 28, 1998
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    Rob Lowe and Snow White singing "Proud Mary"
    For some reason I always thought it was "Roll Over Beethoven" but that was so long ago. But the horror of it remains with me till this day.
  3. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Oct 3, 2000
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    Niven's response to the streaker is classic!
    That Snow White number is the stuff nightmares are made of.
    I loved Steve Martin's "Crouching Tiger" gag last year! [​IMG]
    Jack Palance's one-armed pushups were a bizarre treat.
    Elizabeth Taylor acting like a buffoon. (That was the Oscars, yes?)
  4. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

    Feb 5, 2002
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    How about when Robin Willams sang "Blame Canada at the oscars. It should have won over the Phil Collins tarzan song.

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