The Most Memorable Oscar Moments (1)
Remember Ben Stiller as Joaquin Phoenix? How about when Reese Witherspoon became Best Actress? Take a look back at some of the biggest moments in recent Academy Awards history here.
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(March 6, 2010 - Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images North America)
1. Sandra Bullock 2010
Sandra Bullock's 2010 awards season was one for the books: She cleaned with a Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA for her role in The Blind Side, then took home the Oscar (just days after winning a Razzie for Worst Actress for her All About Steve part). It was epic. Her then-husband Jesse James cried when her name was called, then we all wanted to cry for her again when it was revealed weeks later that he'd been having an affair with a whole lot of tattoo models.
(February 29, 2004 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
2. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron turned heads on the red carpet at the 2003 Oscars, then she went on to win the Best Actress prize for her role in Monster during the show. She became the first person from Africa (she was born in South Africa) to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.
(February 27, 2005 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
3. Beyonce (2005)
Beyonce was asked to perform during the 2005 Academy Awards. She performed three songs at the show, including a duet with Josh Groban, and was generally well-received -- except some people claimed she butchered the French language during her performance of "Vois Sur ton Chemin." Yikes.
(February 27, 2005 - Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)
4. Jamie Foxx (2005)
Jamie Foxx was so excited to win the Best Actor prize for Ray in 2005 that he got onstage and kissed presenter Charlize Theron! He brought his daughter Corinne as his Oscar date and said when he got to the podium (while on the verge of tears): "I want to thank my daughter, who said to me before I got up here, 'Dad, if you don't win tonight, you're still good.'" Aww!
(March 6, 2006 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
5. Reese Witherspoon (2006)Reese Witherspoon went from playing a ditzy sorority girl in Legally Blonde to playing Johnny Cash's wife in Walk the Line, a role that earned her the Best Actress Academy Award. She gave an emotional acceptance speech, thanking her kids ("who should be going to bed") and quoted June. She said at the end of her speech: "People used to ask June how -- how she was doin'. And she used to say, 'I'm just tryin' to matter.' And, I know what she means, you know. I'm just trying to matter and live a good life and make work that means something to somebody."