Drama a feature in past Academy Awards
The Academy Awards is no stranger to controversy so Kevin Hart stepping aside amid a row over alleged homophobia should perhaps not come as a huge surprise.
From streakers to the wrong winners being announced, the Oscars has seen it all.
So where does Hart rank among some of the Oscars’ biggest controversies?
● Marlon Brando sends a Native American activist to reject his Best Actor gong
The venerated star was named best actor in 1973 for his role in The Godfather, but decided to stay away from the ceremony and sent Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather in his place.
During her rejection speech, Littlefeather said: “He very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry.”
Since the stunt, winners are no longer allowed to send people to accept their awards.
● A streaker sprints across the stage
English actor David Niven was one of the presenters in 1974 for the 46th Academy Awards.
During the ceremony, an American photographer sprinted across the stage wearing nothing while flashing the peace sign.
● The wrong movie is named best picture
The best picture gong was being handed out by presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty who read La La Land out as the winner – but the real best picture was Moonlight.
La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz announced, “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture.”
The mistake will likely never be topped.