The 10 Best Moments in Oscars History

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4. Milestone

Halle Berry winning Best Actress in 2002 for "Monster's Ball" was a memorable moment not only at the Oscars, but also in history. She became the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, and her speech was expectedly extremely emotional.

3. Scorses finally gets his

Martin Scorsese wins Best Director for "The Departed," in 2007, and jokingly asked during his speech, "Can you double-check the envelope?" Not sure how it took so long, but we were happy to see Scorsese receive the honor.

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Also, Halle Berry was not the first African-American woman to win an Oscar. Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress for "Gone with the Wind" in 1940. Halle Berry was the first African American woman to win Best Actress, but certainly on the first to win an Oscar.


Correction: Kathryn Bigelow was not married to Steven Spielberg (and he did NOT direct Avatar). She was married to James Cameron -- the director of Avatar. C'mon people.

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