Memorable moments from past Oscars

February 22, 2015 8:03 AM

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With the 87th Academy Awards almost upon us, we look at some of the memorable moments that took place during the 86 previous shows - both onstage and off. Today's Oscars are a well-oiled machine - give or take a John Travolta-Adele Dazeem moment or two - but that was not always the case.

There were no sealed envelopes during the Oscars' first decade. In fact, the winners of the first ceremony were announced three months in advance. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would give local papers the names of the winners the day of the ceremony with the caveat that they di...

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