The biggest Oscar upsets
“Rocky” beats “Network” – Hollywood’s ultimate underdog, pugilist Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), pulled out one of the biggest upset victories in Academy Awards history when “Rocky” took home the Best Picture Oscar in 1976. What made the “Rocky” upset so surprising? The film beat out heavyweights like “Taxi Driver,” “Network” and “All the President’s Men” - together the Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, and Ivan Drago of mid-'70s cinema. “Rocky's” unexpected Oscar triumph is a constant reminder that before Stallone was the greased up action movie icon we all know and love, he was an Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter. Yo, Adrian!