“Rocky” took home Best Picture honors in 1976.
Robert Redford earned Best Director honors in 1980 for “Ordinary People.”
Cher won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1988 for her role in “Moonstruck.”
Whoopi Goldberg earned Best Supporting Actress honors in 1991 for her role in “Ghost.”
In 1991, Kevin Costner won for Best Director for “Dances With Wolves.”
Marisa Tomei was named Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for her role in “My Cousin Vinny.”
Billy Bob Thornton took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1997 for “Sling Blade.”
In 1997, Juliette Binoche was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The English Patient.”
Helen Hunt was named Best Actress in 1998 for her role in “As Good As It Gets.”
Gwyneth Paltrow was named Best Actress in 1998 for “Shakespeare in Love.”
Roberto Benigni earned the Oscar for Best Actor in 1999 for “Life Is Beautiful.”
Adrien Brody pulled an upset in the Best Actor category in 2003 when he won for his role in “The Pianist.”
“Crash” was a surprise winner for Best Picture in 2005.
Three 6 Mafia won for Best Original Song in 2006 with “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.”
The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.