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Halle Berry accepts a Best Actress Oscar for Monsters Ball in 2001. - Provided courtesy of Oscar.com

Oscars history: 14 memorable moments and speeches

02/27/2014 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Throughout this Oscar season, we are looking back at some of the most memorable moments and speeches in Academy Awards history.

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1. 2002: Halle Berry becomes the first black woman to win an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role, given for her part in "Monster's Ball." (Watch video)

2. 1999: Steven Spielberg wins the Oscar for Best Director for his war drama "Saving Private Ryan," which he called an "extraordinary moment" in his life. (Watch video)

3. 1998: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for their 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting." (Watch video)

4. 1997: Cuba Gooding Jr. does a celebratory jig after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire." (Watch video)

5. 1994: Anna Paquin, then just 11 years old, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the daughter of a mute pianist in "The Piano," becoming the second youngest winner in history. (Watch video)

6. 1994: Tom Hanks wins his first Oscar for his role in "Philadelphia" as Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer who sues his former law firm for discrimination once it comes to light that he has AIDS. (Watch video)

7. 1992: Billy Crystal opens the ceremony dressed as Hannibal Lecter. (Watch video)

8. 1986: Oliver Stone wins the Oscar for Directing for his film "Platoon." Elizabeth Taylor presented him with the award. (Watch video)

9. 1985: Sally Field delivers a widely misquoted speech after winning the Oscar for "Places in the Heart." (Watch video)

10. 1978: Vanessa Redgrave delivers a controversial speech when accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Julia" as an anti-Nazi activist. (Watch video)

11. 1974: David Niven is interrupted when introducing Elizabeth Taylor, who was set to present the Oscar for "Best Picture," when a streaker ran across the stage. (Watch video)

12. 1973: Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather steps in to refuse Marlon Brando's Oscar for Best Actor for his role in "The Godfather." (Watch video)

13. 1969: Oscar history is made when Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn tie in the Best Actress category. It marked the first time a tie had been declared in any female acting category and the second instance of a tie in all of Oscar history. (Watch video)

14. 1961: Host Bob Hope is surprised by "the world's greatest gatecrasher." (Watch video)

The 2014 Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 2 on ABC, OTRC.com's parent company, at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET. Check OTRC.com for PHOTOS and VIDEOS of celebrities on the red carpet that afternoon. We'll post a full list of winners, plus special interviews later in the day.

Check out a full list of 2014 Oscar nominations.

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