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1. The last Best Picture upset before "Crash" was when this romantic comedy beat out a Spielberg favorite. Which movie won?
2. What Oscar winner literally gasped before uttering the name of the Best Picture winner "Crash"?
3. "Crash" became the second eligible movie to win the Best Picture Oscar, without even being nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe, which often helps in predicting the winner. What was the first?
4. Gary Cooper had a showdown in "High Noon", but the film itself had a showdown at the Oscars with this 1952 John Ford film.
5. A big reason people are so prone to upsets is because of precursor awards. 2005's favorite "Brokeback Mountain" was the first film to win the Producers, Directors, and Writers Guild awards and not win a Best Picture Oscar.
6. Sometimes upsets are expected, just not the right ones. This was the case in 1995 when people noticed "Apollo 13" and "Sense and Sensibility" lacked an important Best Director nod. Instead of turning to the ultimate winner "Braveheart", people turned to this charming family film.
7. Nowadays this Best Picture winner captivates audiences everywhere. People would never believe what an upset it was back in its day. "The Song of Bernadette" was the frontrunner at the Oscars that year but lost out, certainly justifiably, to this classic World War II romance movie.
8. This 1948 upset Best Picture winner truly came out of nowhere. It was so far off the radar it came all the way from England! What was it?
9. The delightful 1951 Best Picture "An American in Paris" defeated what psychological drama that was supposed to win, as it did at the Globes?
10. At the 2002 Academy Awards, this Best Picture nominee seemed to be slowly and shockingly climbing its way to the Oscar top, upsetting for Best Actor, Screenplay and Director. It seemed inevitable that it would upset for Best Picture, but ultimately the frontrunner "Chicago" took home the prize. What was this ALMOST upset Best Picture winner?
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