Through the years, there has been a lot of controversy at the Oscar awards ceremony. And that includes last year, when the wrong movie was announced as the winner.
But this should come as no big surprise.
The Oscars actually began with a controversy back when the very first Academy Awards were held in 1929.
After all of the votes were counted, a talented actor named Rin Tin Tin won the most votes for Best Actor.
The Academy was appalled. Legend has it that the Academy wanted to appear serious.
So they sent the ballot out again for a re-vote. Ultimately the statuette was given to human actor and silent film star Emil Jannings, replacing a German shepherd with, well, ‘er, a German!
Poor Rinty. He was Warner Brothers’ biggest star, and an international one at that. He was smart and a certainly a handsome dog. Is it safe to assume that the voting results were fixed?
One can only hope that to take the bite out of this unfortunate situation, Rinty was given a juicy steak to take away the bitter taste of injustice.