What would the Academy Awards be without a little controversy?
Pretty boring, actually. Sure, in the award show pantheon, the Oscars hold the most sway, honouring the best movies of the year, influencing box-office returns and shaking up the canon of the greatest films of all time. But that doesn’t mean they always get it right. And while those screw-ups can echo through history, for viewers, the debate is part of the whole experience.
In keeping with the spirit of that annual grousing, we’ve gone through the archives and picked out the 20 least-worthy Oscar winners ever chosen, from Al Pacino hooing and hawing all over Scent of a Woman to Avatar computer-generating its statuette-winning cinematography to a Best Makeup gong for the woeful Harry and the Hendersons…yes, the Bigfoot movie won an Oscar.
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