6 of curious stories that have occurred on the "Oscar"
"Oscar" is considered one of the most important awards in the world of cinema, and get his dream of everyone, without exception, directors and actors. The ceremony of awarding takes place with great pomp, and winners are usually uttered from the stage the words of gratitude or even shed tears of emotion. But, of course, for many years the ceremony was not without of curious cases.
1. One of the statues was stolen in
while the award
This unpleasant incident happened to actress Alice Brady, awarded the prize for best supporting actress in the film "In Old Chicago". But because at the time of delivery of the actress was ill with cancer last stage and I felt very bad, come to the ceremony, she could not. Instead, she climbed onto the stage an unknown person. He expressed regret that Brady could not come to the ceremony, received the statuette on behalf of the actress, thanked everyone and promised to give Alice her award.
Unfortunately, the statuette to the Brady did not get. It turned out that there was no representative of the actress has not sent and has no idea who this man was. For the actress produced the other statue, and the identity of the mysterious "kidnapper" and had not been established.
2. The famous American film director Alfred Hitchcock received for his life only one "Oscar"
For the life Alfred Hitchcock took about 50 films, most of which are considered classics of the genre thriller. These pictures are received at one time a number of awards, including for best director's work. But with the prize "Oscar" Hitchcock was not lucky: his films were presented this award five times, but the main prize always got somebody else. As a result, in 1968, the director still called to the scene and was presented with his award as man vnosshemu an enormous contribution to the development of cinema. Under the applause Hitchcock got up to the microphone, received the statuette from the hands of the master, reserved the hall said, "Thank you" and left the stage.
3. During the ceremony instead of Marlon Brando on stage rose Native American
In 1971, Marlon Brando was awarded "Oscar" for Best Actor in the film "The Godfather." But instead of a Hollywood handsome on stage rose low fragile girl dressed in national costume, the Apache Indians, introduced herself as small feathers, smiled and said into the microphone, it is Brando - Actor allegedly personally asked her to go on stage for him as compensation in damages Apache people. According to her, Brando was outraged by the fact that Native Americans in movies always played the role of notorious thugs and villains that speaks unjust attitude of the authorities and dancing to their tune filmmakers, so that it finds it impossible to accept this award. Roger Moore, who was supposed to give Brando a statuette, was so shocked that accident has taken away the prize home, and the girl did not get what they came for, left the scene and left the hall.
4. Walt Disney received for his "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is not one "Oscar", and as many as eight
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is considered one of the best cartoons of Walt Disney. In 1937, Disney received an Academy Award for the cartoon. When he took the stage, he first was presented with a normal-sized statue, and then leading the veil pulled off with a small table, standing side by side. On the table was even seven copies of small figurines - the number of gnomes. Disney laughed long and heartily thanked the organizers.
5. Jack Palance during the presentation showed his "Russian character"
In 1992, 73-year-old Jack Palance received the "Oscar" for her role in the comedy "City Slickers." During the ceremony, being on stage, the actor suddenly burst into tears and told the assembled audience that Jack Palance - it's just a stage name, his real name - Vladimir Palagnyuk, and he comes from Russia. After that, an elderly actor decided to show what is capable of much more, took the statuette in his right hand, and four times to be wrung from the floor on the left hand.
6. The director Michael Moore, instead of words of thanks during the presentation of the "Oscar" has suddenly started talking about politics
In 2003, the director Michael Moore won the highest award the Academy Award for best director for the documentary "Bowling for Columbine." When it was time to make a speech, Moore, instead of the tradition say the words of gratitude expressed his indignation at the actions of George Bush on the Iraq war. The room was, to put it mildly, shocked. Opinions were divided audience: those who, for political beliefs supported Democratic Party, stood up and applauded the courage director and his indifferent attitude to the world's current events. Liberals broke angry shouts and protested no less violently than it just did Moore himself.