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Oscar moments everyone should see

Slide show: Streakers, scandals, political outbursts -- the greatest scenes from the big awards show


Matt Zoller Seitz
February 26, 2011 6:01AM (UTC)

This Sunday, millions of people around the world will be gathering around their TV screens to watch the Academy Awards. Yes, of course: the yearly Oscar broadcast is long and slow and crass, and more about commerce than art -- and dear God, those musical numbers!

But sometimes they're also infuriating. And hilarious. And wonderful.

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Here are our picks for the ten greatest moments since the network TV started broadcasting the Academy Awards in 1952. Please add your own in the Letters section.


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