(Source: Entertainment Weekly)
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.