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As much as we love seeing Meryl take the stage every few years, big names like hers aren't the only ones who get major recognition. Though a lot of people will complain that the Oscars are just a giant, phony, Illuminati-and-Scientology-run circus designed to one-up the top dogs instead of recognizing real talent, there are occasions when other, lesser-known folks get the love they dearly deserve on the big night.
Since we've very nearly exhausted ourselves with the will-he-or-won't-he Leonardo DiCaprio debate, we decided to look up a few more surprising wins. And, you know what? The resulting list really warmed our hearts. We have a feeling it'll make yours tingle, too!
Update: This story was first published on January 21, 2014, during the last big snowstorm in NYC. In honor of Blizzmaggedon 2015, we've decided to revisit our favorite WTF posts on Weather.com and share some more of it's strange, scary, and entirely un-related-to-weather content. Give yourself a break from storm updates read
When we approach the middle of winter, we tend to fall into a style rut: The novelty of piling on layers has worn off, and the first three sweaters at the top of our stack become the only three sweaters we wear. But, #becausewinter isn't an excuse for our outfits to fall flat. So, instead of grabbing that solid read