Oscars: Most Controversial Winners, From ‘Crash’ to ‘Green Book’

One thing Oscar lovers can all agree on is it’s rare for there to be an Academy Award winner that everyone agrees on (“Moonlight” and “Parasite” winning best picture are the rare exceptions, for example). Oscars history is chock full of winners that ignited shock, controversy and backlash. There’s the enduring outrage about best picture upsets like “Crash” over “Brokeback Mountain,” “Shakespeare in Love” over “Saving Private Ryan” and “Green Book” over “Roma,” and there’s the decades-long disappointment of Martin Scorsese losing one directing Oscar after another.

But what is the most controversial Oscar winner in history? Take a deep dive into two dozen of the most outrage-inducing Academy Award wins in history.