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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Billy Crystal slipped in a few well-timed puns about the surprise twist of this movie during his tenure as the 1993 host. Made all the funnier if you've seen it.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Billy Crystal slipped in a few well-timed puns about the surprise twist of this movie the TropeNamer during his tenure as the 1993 host. Made all the funnier if you've seen it.



** One of the largest shocks in the history of the Oscars happened in 1948, when Creator/RosalindRussell was considered the only possible Best Actress winner for her role in the tragic Eugene O'Niell melodrama ''Film/MourningBecomesElectra''. The term "sure thing" doesn't cover the perception at the time that Russell was unquestionably going to win. It was more like "forgone conclusion". So when it was time for the award, Russell was actually rising from her seat before the envelope was opened, and the presenter even said her first name before looking at the envelope and realizing that Creator/LorettaYoung had actually won for a light-hearted, mostly forgotten comedy called ''Film/TheFarmersDaughter''.

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** One of the largest shocks in the history of the Oscars happened in 1948, when Creator/RosalindRussell was considered the only possible Best Actress winner for her role in the tragic Eugene O'Niell melodrama ''Film/MourningBecomesElectra''.''Mourning Becomes Electra''. The term "sure thing" doesn't cover the perception at the time that Russell was unquestionably going to win. It was more like "forgone conclusion". So when it was time for the award, Russell was actually rising from her seat before the envelope was opened, and the presenter even said her first name before looking at the envelope and realizing that Creator/LorettaYoung Loretta Young had actually won for a light-hearted, mostly forgotten comedy called ''Film/TheFarmersDaughter''.''The Farmer's Daughter''.



** At the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/FayeDunaway were presenting Best Picture, but were instead handed the envelope for Best Actress, which Emma Stone had won for ''Film/LaLaLand''. Confused, Beatty handed the envelope to Dunaway, who proclaimed ''La La Land'' as the winner for Best Picture. After the producers of ''La La Land'' came to the podium and some even gave their acceptance speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz announced there was a mistake and that ''Film/Moonlight2016'' actually won Best Picture. Beatty explained his mistake, host Creator/JimmyKimmel jokingly took the blame, and the statuettes were given to the producers of ''Moonlight''.

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** At the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/FayeDunaway were presenting Best Picture, but were instead handed the envelope for Best Actress, which Emma Stone had won for ''Film/LaLaLand''. Confused, Beatty handed the envelope to Dunaway, who proclaimed ''La La Land'' as the winner for Best Picture. After the producers of ''La La Land'' came to the podium and (with some even gave giving their acceptance speeches, speeches), producer Jordan Horowitz announced there was a mistake and that ''Film/Moonlight2016'' actually won Best Picture. Beatty explained his mistake, host Creator/JimmyKimmel jokingly took the blame, and the statuettes were given to the producers of ''Moonlight''.


* TragicKeepsake: The two acting Oscars to be (thus far) won posthumously basically turned the statuette into this. In both cases, members of the winner's family (Peter Finch's widow, Creator/HeathLedger's parents and sister) accepted the award and gave a speech thanking the Academy for honoring the winner's legacy.

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* TragicKeepsake: The two acting Oscars to be (thus far) won posthumously basically turned the statuette into this. In both cases, members of the winner's family (Peter Finch's widow, Creator/HeathLedger's parents and sister) accepted the award and gave a speech thanking the Academy for honoring the winner's legacy. In a weird coincidence, both actors were UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n.


** Clips of the Best Picture nominees being spread out over the entire show, as well as presenters saying "And the Oscar goes to..."[[note]]Instead of "And the winner is..."[[/note]] only date back to the 61st ceremonies in 1989--yes, the notorious Allan Carr-produced "Worst Oscars Ever". Other Oscar staples that Carr introduced were extended red carpet coverage before the show, and Bruce Vilanch as the show's head writer.

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** Clips of the Best Picture nominees being spread out over the entire show, as well as presenters saying "And the Oscar goes to..."[[note]]Instead of "And the winner is..."[[/note]] only date back to the 61st ceremonies in 1989--yes, the notorious Allan Carr-produced "Worst Oscars Ever". Other Oscar staples that Carr introduced were extended red carpet coverage before the show, and Bruce Vilanch as a member of the show's head writer.writing staff (he stuck around for the next 25 years).

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** One of the largest shocks in the history of the Oscars happened in 1948, when Creator/RosalindRussell was considered the only possible Best Actress winner for her role in the tragic Eugene O'Niell melodrama ''Film/MourningBecomesElectra''. The term "sure thing" doesn't cover the perception at the time that Russell was unquestionably going to win. It was more like "forgone conclusion". So when it was time for the award, Russell was actually rising from her seat before the envelope was opened, and the presenter even said her first name before looking at the envelope and realizing that Creator/LorettaYoung had actually won for a light-hearted, mostly forgotten comedy called ''Film/TheFarmersDaughter''.


* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: PlayedForLaughs on the 2006 Awards, which was hosted by Creator/JonStewart. One was about Creator/KeiraKnightley and took a shot at Creator/CharlizeTheron "hagging it up" in movies such as ''Film/{{Monster}}''.
-->"Keira Knightley for Best Actress. Keira Knightley, Acting While Beautiful!"



* EyeTake: Creator/SteveMartin hosted the 2001 show. This trope came into play in re the AccidentalInnuendo in Creator/PenelopeCruz' filmography.
-->"Ms. Cruz has been seen in the films ''Live Flesh'', ''Woman On Top'' and can now be seen in ''Film/{{Blow}}''."



* RogerRabbitEffect: There have been several occasions from the late 1980s onward where animated characters "came on stage" to present the Best Animated Short Film award, including WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle and the Beast (plus Chip)]], [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], and [[Disney/ChickenLittle Chicken Little and Abby Mallard]]. This hasn't just happened for that one category; WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead presented the award for Best Sound Editing in 1997 and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Edna Mode]] presented for Best Costume Design in 2005!

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* RogerRabbitEffect: There have been several occasions from the late 1980s onward where animated characters "came on stage" to present the Best Animated Short Film award, including WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle and the Beast (plus Chip)]], [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], and [[Disney/ChickenLittle Chicken Little and Abby Mallard]]. This hasn't just happened for that one category; WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead presented the award for Best Sound Editing in 1997 and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Edna Mode]] presented for Best Costume Design in 2005!


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-->"Jack Palance just bungee-jumped off the Hollywood Sign, ladies and gentlemen."


** After losing six previous times, Creator/GlennClose was expected to win Best Actress in 2019. Actual winner Creator/OliviaColman even apologized to Close in her acceptance speech. Nobody is sure who was assumed to win Best Picture, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.

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** After losing six previous times, Creator/GlennClose was expected to win Best Actress in 2019. Actual winner Creator/OliviaColman even apologized to Close in her acceptance speech. Nobody is sure who was assumed to win Best Picture, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.

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* TragicKeepsake: The two acting Oscars to be (thus far) won posthumously basically turned the statuette into this. In both cases, members of the winner's family (Peter Finch's widow, Creator/HeathLedger's parents and sister) accepted the award and gave a speech thanking the Academy for honoring the winner's legacy.


** Creator/VanessaRedgrave's Supporting Actress nomination for ''Film/{{Julia}}'' garnered controversy before the awards, because of her advocacy for [[UsefulNotes/{{Palestine}} Palestinian]] causes. When she won, she criticized "Zionist hoodlums" in her speech, which drew boos from the audience. Again, another presenter came out later and lamented the use of the Oscars as a political platform, in this case three-time Screenplay winner (''Film/{{Marty}}'', ''Film/TheHospital'', ''Film/{{Network}}'') Paddy Chayefsky.

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** Creator/VanessaRedgrave's Supporting Actress nomination for ''Film/{{Julia}}'' garnered controversy before the awards, because of her advocacy for [[UsefulNotes/{{Palestine}} Palestinian]] causes. When she won, she criticized "Zionist hoodlums" in her speech, which drew boos from the audience. Again, another presenter came out later and lamented the use of the Oscars as a political platform, in this case three-time Screenplay winner (''Film/{{Marty}}'', ''Film/TheHospital'', ''Film/{{Network}}'') Paddy Chayefsky.Creator/PaddyChayefsky.


** Adrian Brody plants a BigDamnKiss on Halle Berry receiving Best Actor in 2003. An AnticipatoryBreathSpray is employed before he delivers Best Actress in 2004.

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** Adrian Brody plants a BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss on Halle Berry receiving Best Actor in 2003. An AnticipatoryBreathSpray is employed before he delivers Best Actress in 2004.


** ** After losing six previous times, Creator/GlennClose was expected to win Best Actress in 2019. Actual winner Creator/OliviaColman even apologized to Close in her acceptance speech. Nobody is sure who was assumed to win Best Picture, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.

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** ** After losing six previous times, Creator/GlennClose was expected to win Best Actress in 2019. Actual winner Creator/OliviaColman even apologized to Close in her acceptance speech. Nobody is sure who was assumed to win Best Picture, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.


** Nobody is sure who was assumed to win in 2019, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.

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** ** After losing six previous times, Creator/GlennClose was expected to win Best Actress in 2019. Actual winner Creator/OliviaColman even apologized to Close in her acceptance speech. Nobody is sure who was assumed to win in 2019, Best Picture, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.


** Back in the 2006 Oscars, it was expected that ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' would win for Best Picture. But ''Film/{{Crash}}'' took home the trophy. Creator/JackNicholson, who presented the category, sounded disappointed when he announced the winner.

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** Back in the 2006 Oscars, it was expected that ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' would win for Best Picture. But ''Film/{{Crash}}'' took home the trophy. Creator/JackNicholson, who presented the category, sounded disappointed when he announced the winner.winner, letting out a much-memed "Whoa".
** Nobody is sure who was assumed to win in 2019, with many expecting it to be either ''Roma'' or ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', with ''Black Panther'' seen as a distant possibility in case the first two split the vote. But ''Green Book's'' win surprised many, with Spike Lee immediately turning his back to the podium in protest and many other gasps in the audience.


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* BilingualBonus: Creator/TrevorNoah's appearance at the 91st Academy Awards has him use his gift for languages to insert an "old Xhosa phrase" which at the ceremony he says, is about how people are strong when they come together. Xhosa-speaking viewers correctly identified that what he said was "[[GlobalIgnorance White people don't know I'm lying]]".


** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[Series/JimmyKimmelLive Jimmy Kimmel]] during the 2018 ceremony, when he announced that he would give a jet ski as a prize to the winner who makes the shortest acceptance speech (presented ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''-style with '''Creator/HelenMirren''' as model). Mark Bridges (Best Costume Design, ''Film/PhantomThread'') won with a time of 30 seconds.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[Series/JimmyKimmelLive Jimmy Kimmel]] Creator/JimmyKimmel during the 2018 ceremony, when he announced that he would give a jet ski as a prize to the winner who makes the shortest acceptance speech (presented ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''-style with '''Creator/HelenMirren''' as model). Mark Bridges (Best Costume Design, ''Film/PhantomThread'') won with a time of 30 seconds.


** The "In Memoriam" montage, honoring film notables who died in the previous year, has only been an annual part of the show since 1994.

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** The "In Memoriam" "InMemoriam" montage, honoring film notables who died in the previous year, has only been an annual part of the show since 1994.


* TheHost: A celebrity, usually (though not always) a comedian, who serves as the master of ceremonies for the show. There have been a number of them through the years.

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* TheHost: A celebrity, usually (though not always) a comedian, who typically serves as the master of ceremonies for the show. There have been a number of them through the years.

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