The Academy Awards: Oscar's Winners and Losers

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Academy Awards presenter David Niven reacts as an uninvited guest, streaker Robert Opel, goes for his Oscar moment in 1974. (Courtesy: www.cba.ca)

For 80-plus years, Hollywood's biggest stars, movie moguls and filmmakers have assembled annually to pat each other on the back and present golden statuettes at the Academy Awards ceremony.

It hasn't always gone smoothly, though.  In one of Oscar's best moments, David Niven was calm, cool and collected as he brushed a surprise guest streaker off with a caustic ad-lib comment in 1974.

When it comes to Academy Awards lowlights, none brings back more grimaces than David Letterman's failed attempts to win the Oscar audience over in 1995.

In an informative, lively PowerPoint presentation lasting about an hour and 15-minutes, Larry reveals the highs and lows of Oscar's big night throughout movie history.

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

 

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