Things usually run smoothly at the Academy Awards ceremony aside from a few mispronounced names or, in one extreme case, when the wrong envelope was handed to the announcer.
But before the Oscars begin the Academy can really screws things up in a major way, especially when it comes to nominations, leaving some of the biggest names in Hollywood feeling burned.
These nomination-related mishaps began at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, when they revoked Charlie Chaplin's individual nominations for Best Actor, Writer, Director for a Comedy and Outstanding Picture for The Circus, fearing he would sweep all four categories.
They handed him a special Honorary Award for “for writing, acting, directing, and producing The Circus" instead, which made the whole ceremony seem like a big joke.
The Academy screwed up again in 1954 when they nominated the John Wayne western Hondo for Best Story without bothering to find out if it was an original story first.
They revoked their nomination after discovering Hondo was based on the Louis L'Amour story The Gift Of Cochese, which came out in 1952.