One of the greatest things about the Academy Awards is the element of surprise. It's why we throw parties and run betting pools and debate the results for weeks on end. Sure, so many of the winners feel like a foregone conclusion before the ceremony has even begun, but there are always shocking Oscar moments to keep us on our toes: unexpected wins, provocative speeches, and cringe-inducing flubs that leave the country's collective jaw on the floor.
To that end, we've rounded up all of the most shocking, astonishing, totally out-of-left-field Oscar moments in history. Take a look—and maybe get a little more excited about this year's show, which airs Feb. 9. After all, you never know what could happen.
When Marisa Tomei won Best Supporting Actress (1993)