1. Marlon Brando Refused to Accept Best Actor Award
Marlon Brando famously outright refused to accept his Best Actor award for The Godfather in 1973, instead opting to send Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American activist, to respectfully refuse the award on his behalf. This was a calculated move to protest the treatment of indigenous peoples by the entertainment industry, and Littlefeather's address was met with mixed boos and cheers from the crowd.
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