E! Online has put together a list of what they consider to be the 10 Best Oscar Moments of All Time. But it looks like they tried to avoid all the old cliché Oscar moments, because the furthest they went back was 2002. Here's what they chose . . .
1. Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor for "The Dark Knight" after his death, and his family accepts the award. (2009)
2. Adrien Brody wins Best Actor for "The Pianist", and plants a surprise kiss on presenter Halle Berry. (2003)
3. In the wake of 9/11, Woody Allen makes his ONLY Oscar appearance to date, to give props to New York City. (2002)
4. Melissa Leo, the Best Supporting Actress winner for "The Fighter", drops an F-bomb when she says, quote, " When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago, it looked so [effing] easy!" (2011)
5. Martin Scorsese finally gets his Oscar, for "The Departed". (2007)
6. Sandra Bullock wins a Razzie for "All About Steve" and an Oscar for "The Blind Side" in the same year. (2010)
7. The Sci-Fi / Fantasy genre finally gets its due, as "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" wins Best Picture. (2004)
8. Ben Stiller presents an award in a full "Avatar" costume. (2010)
9. Jeff Bridges' acceptance speech for "Crazy Heart", in which he said, quote, "Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession." (2010)
10. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win Best Director, for "The Hurt Locker". (2010)
Of course, there are a lot of great moments that E! flat out ignored.
A few years ago, the Oscars put together their own list of the Top 84 Oscar Moments.
In addition to Halle becoming the first African American to win Best Actress, the Academy's list includes classic moments like Jack Palance doing one-armed push-ups in 1992 . . . the streaker behind presenter David Niven in 1974 . . . and Marlon Brando sending an Indian chick to refuse his award in 1973.