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8 Times Oscar Got It Wrong – From ‘Crash’ to Kevin Costner (Photos)

TheWrap Logo By Alonso Duralde of TheWrap | Slide 1 of 9: The history of the Academy Awards is the history of outside observers complaining that the voters got it wrong. (In its very first year, Charlie Chaplin was nominated in the now-defunct "Best Directing - Comedy Picture" category -- and lost.) And while our perceptions of Oscar mistakes often have a lot to do with how movies age and how tastes change, sometimes it’s immediately apparent that a mistake was made. Here are some examples of choices from the major categories that seemed like flubs right out of the gate.

The history of the Academy Awards is the history of outside observers complaining that the voters got it wrong. (In its very first year, Charlie Chaplin was nominated in the now-defunct "Best Directing - Comedy Picture" category -- and lost.) And while our perceptions of Oscar mistakes often have a lot to do with how movies age and how tastes change, sometimes it’s immediately apparent that a mistake was made. Here are some examples of choices from the major categories that seemed like flubs right out of the gate.

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