The Most Memorable Oscar Moments (2)
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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6. Martin Scorsese (2007)
Martin Scorsese finally got his Oscar gold in 2007. The director was passed over for the Best Director prize time after time, but finally walked away with the win for his flick The Departed. "Could you double-check the envelope?" he told the presenter upon getting up to the mic.
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7. Diablo Cody (2008)
Stripper-turned-scribe Diablo Cody won her first Oscar (Best Original Screenplay) in 2008 for her flick Juno. She flashed a little leg and even shed a tear onstage while thanking her cast and family. "And most of all, I want to thank my family for loving me exactly the way I am," she said.
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8. In Memory of Heath Ledger (2009)
In 2008, Heath Ledger became the second actor in Academy Awards history to win a statue after his death. The Dark Knight actor's mother, father, and sister got up on stage to accept the Best Supporting Actor prize on behalf of the late star. His sister Kim said: "This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here – his peers within an industry he so loved." It was a very bittersweet moment in Hollywood.
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9. Kathryn Bigelow (2010)
Kathryn Bigelow's 2010 Best Director prize was one for the history books: She became the first woman to ever win the honor (for The Hurt Locker) in 81 years of Oscar history AND beat out her ex-husband James Cameron and his flick Avatar. "This really is… There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime," she said.