Even the wildest celebrities are on their best behaviour for the Academy Awards ceremony, but the Oscars has not reached its 84th year without a few raised eyebrows at controversial speeches, shocking outfits, unexpected kisses - and even a touch of nudity.
A passionate Angelina Jolie announcing she was "in love" with her brother and Adrien Brody's exuberant embrace of a shocked Halle Berry are a few of the stand-out moments, along with Marlon Brando's controversial refusal of his Best Actor award, and Gwyneth Paltrow's painfully emotional acceptance speech.
As we count down the days to Hollywood's favourite event, click into the gallery below and tell us which Oscars moment left you in awe on Twitter or in the comments section below.
Words: Anna Pollitt
Picture credits: Rex Features