People you didn't know had won an Oscar
It goes to show that you really shouldn't rule anyone out. There's hope for Pam St. Clement (aka Pat Butcher) yet...
Early days... a less scary Peter Capaldi
The sweariest man in the UK (which pretty much makes him the sweariest man in the world) has an Oscar. Who knew? We thought Scottish actor Capaldi made his name as filthy-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in 'The Thick of It' and the 'In The Loop'.
But actually, it was writing and directing mini-comedy 'Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life', which won the Oscar for Live Action Short Film in 1994. It starred Richard E. Grant as Kafka and co-starred veteran actor Ken Stott.
And the Oscar goes to... Eminem (2003)
Though some of his lyrics have bordered on the psychotic, that didn't scare the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nope, they let the Detroit rap star less well known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III join their ranks in 2003, gifting him Best Original Song for 'Lose Yourself' from his semi-autobiographical film '8 Mile'. But he wasn't there to pick it up from Barbra Streisand. Instead he was dozing at home in Michigan, while watching cartoons with his daughter Hailie. Keeping it real, basically.
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And the Oscar goes to... Phil Collins (1999)
When most people think of Phil Collins, they think 'Grumpy drummer, lives in Switzerland. Bald'. They might not necessarily think 'Oscar winner'. But that he most certainly is.
Amazingly it wasn't for his acting in 'Buster', instead he scooped a gong for his soundtrack to the animated version of 'Tarzan' for Disney in 1999. He even sang it in German, Italian, Spanish and French for the different territories.
And the Oscar goes to... Donald Duck(1943)
One of the weirdest Oscar wins ever. Disney favourite Donald Duck appeared in US propaganda ‘toon ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1943. It features Donald as a reluctant Nazi forced to work in a nightmarish Third Reich factory. At one point he does a Nazi salute. It’s an animation classic, but Disney kept it out of circulation for years ‘cos of the subject matter.
Bang to Reichs... Nazi Donald Duck (Credit: Disney)
And the Oscar goes to... The Beatles (1970)
Once the Beatles had morphed from cheeky moptop Scousers into beardy psychedelic spacemen, critical plaudits became an everyday occurrence. In 1970, the documentary 'Let It Be', which played fly-on-the-wall while they made their album of the same name, saw them win for Best Original Song Score. They crushed competition from the great Henry Mancini and 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' by Rod McKuen.