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February 22, 2012 4:45 PM | By Sean Plummer
Oscars’ biggest upsets

All-time biggest Oscar upsets

All-time biggest Oscar upsets (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • All-time biggest Oscar upsets (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Citizen Kane loses to How Green Was My Valley (© c.20thC.Fox/Everett/Rex Features)
  • The Shawshank Redemption loses to Forrest Gump (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Saving Private Ryan loses to Shakespeare in Love (© TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Meryl Streep loses to Sandra Bullock (© AFP/GettyImages)
  • Brokeback Mountain loses to Crash (© Mirek Towski/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Taxi Driver loses to Rocky (© Julian Wasser/TIME & LIFE Images/Getty Images)
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Let's face it. The most interesting parts of any Oscar ceremony, aside from the embarrassing acceptance speeches and occasional streaker, are the upsets. Bookies and critics can make all sorts of predictions, but sometimes the esteemed members of the Academy just go their own way. On that note, here are ten of the biggest upsets in Oscar history.