Oscar is considered to be the most prestigious film awards and is a dream of every person who is associated with the film industry to hold that golden trophy once in their hands. Though this award is prestigious there has been a certain winner who have literally dropped the jaws and made people wondering that how they got it?
Here is a handful of biggest blunders made by the committee of Oscar.
Victor Fleming For “Gone With The Wind’
Gone With The Wind is no doubt a very popular classic and holds a record of selling most tickets sold and for that Victor Fleming had won the Best Directors award in the Oscar. But a lot of people think that Victor was not the only one who deserved the award. Gone With The Wind was made by a trilogy of directors and Victor was one of the directors who had worked on the film. So the award should have been shared between the three rather than just given to Victor Fleming alone.
The Greatest Show On Earth
Cecil B DeMille has been known as a key figure in the history of American cinema, but this doesn’t mean that all his films were great. His film The Greatest Show on Earth is a very gaudy circus story but it had still managed to bag the award for the Best Picture at the Oscars in 1953.
Around The World In 80 Days
At times it’s just not that the Academy only goes wrong with the winner, but sometimes it also goes wrong with the whole damn ceremony. The year was 1957 and during that period a lot of epic films had been released such as ‘The Searchers’, ‘Written on the Wind’ and ‘Forbidden Planet’. But that year Oscar had nominated some epical crud films such as ‘Around The World In 80 Day’, ‘Giant’, ‘The King and I’ and ‘The Ten Commandments’. Eventually, the turgid family romp “Around The World In 80 Days’ won the award for the Best Picture.