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11 amazing Oscar wins you may have forgotten about

Published by Business Insider on Wed, 20 Feb 2019


The 91st Annual Academy Awards are coming up February 24. Hundreds of films, actors, and industry players have received the honor over the years.It can be difficult to remember them all, no matter how historic.The 91st Annual Academy Awards are coming up on February 24, which means another round of movies is up to receive one of the highest honors in filmmaking. With just under 100 ceremonies and counting, hundreds of Oscars have been awarded to various players in the film industry, including actors. With underdogs, new categories, and stiff competition, some wins are more memorable than otherseven if they were historic. Keep reading for a refresher on the wins of Oscars past you may have forgotten but should remember. Grace Kelly won best actress for "Country Girl" over Judy Garland in "A Star Is Born."In 1955, many thought the Oscar would go to Judy Garland in "A Star is Born," but you may not remember or know that Grace Kelly actually snapped up the trophy for "Country Girl."Viewers weren't just confused about Kelly beating out Garland, they were also confused about Kelly's win and the nomination for that movie in particular, when she had been in two more notable movies"Rear Window" and "Dial M for Murder"the same year.Of course, both are iconic stars, but it may be easy to forget who took home the trophy.Anna Paquin became one of the youngest Oscar winners in history at age 11 at the 1994 ceremony.Even fans of "True Blood" may not know that star Anna Paquin made Oscars history with her award.Paquin took home best supporting actress at the young age of 11 for her role in "The Piano." She is the second-youngest Oscar winner in history, bested only by Tatum O'Neal, who won in the same category in 1974 for "Paper Moon" when she was just 10 years old.Eminem brought his music chops over to the film industry with "Lose Yourself" at the 75th Annual Academy Awards.Eminem proved he's more than just a rapper when he starred in his own biopic, "8 Mile." While the 2002 movie itself didn't receive any major nominations, the Missouri native was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Oscar for best original song for his song "Lose Yourself," which was created specifically for the movie.Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, wasn't present to accept the award.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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