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Shock and Oscars

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The most head-scratching wins in Academy Awards historyBy Glenn Kenny Special to MSN MoviesAs most scholars of awards history know, the Academy Awards has its origins in both labor disputes and a film industry yearning for respectability. As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has grown into its ostensible respectability, people have enjoyed and sometimes been able to make a living predicting and then second-guessing its decisions. Most of those decisions have been fairly easy to justify in hindsight, but there have also been more than a few that have left the masses and the experts scratching their heads. Below, we offer a look at, and some speculation about, some controversial results.Bing: More about the Academy Awards | Related: Oscar's oversights | This year's first-time Academy Awards nomineesWhat are your predictions for shocking wins at this year's Oscars? Tell us on our MSN Movies Facebook and Twitter pages.(AP) 
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