The Oscar Goes to…These 10 Celebs You Never Knew Won An Academy Award

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The Oscars are upon us, and with them come nominations of fan favorites and critically acclaimed actors alike. On film’s most star studded night, not everyone walks away a winner. I mean, Leonardo DiCaprio has been acting for his entire life and only won his first Academy Award in 2016. Speaking of, remember when you suddenly couldn’t say that you had as many Oscars as him?

Prepare to feel that same feeling while you go through this gallery. Suddenly you have nothing in common with Lionel Richie or Oprah. Here’s a list of some famous people you didn’t realize have Oscars!

  • 1 Lionel Richie
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    Hello? Is it this Oscar you’re lookin’ for? Richie won the award for the song “Say You, Say Me,” which he wrote for the film White Nights.

  • 2 Shrek
    Y’all, a giant green ogre has an Oscar (for Best Animated Picture, which it won in 2002) and you don’t. Feel bad about yourself yet?

  • 3 Eminem
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    Will the real Oscar winner please stand up? Slim Shady won for “Lose Yourself,” which we all know is from the film 8 Mile, which the rapper starred in. But I bet you didn’t know a song that talks about mom’s spaghetti won a golden statuette, though.

  • 4 Oprah
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    You get an Oscar! You get an Oscar! EVERYBODY GETS AN OSCAR! Oprah was nominated for two Oscars, but finally took home a statuette when she was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2011.

  • 5 Three 6 Mafia
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    It’s hard out here for an Oscar winner. The rap group won Best Original Song for “Hard Out Here For a Pimp” which was in the film Hustle & Flow.

  • 6 Nicolas Cage
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    Before he was a National Treasure, he was an Oscar winner. Cage is often made fun of for his acting skills, so it might be a shock for you to know that he won an Academy Award before Leonardo DiCaprio did. He won Best Actor in 1996 for his role in Leaving Las Vegas.

  • 7 Mo’Nique
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    Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her role in Precious. Not saying that it wasn’t well-deserved, but it certainly is surprising!

  • 8 Bruce Springsteen
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    The Boss is an Oscar winner. Who knew? And for the very first song he ever wrote for a film! He won for “Streets of Philadelphia” for the drama Philadelphia.

  • 9 Billy Bob Thorton
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    Before he was wearing vials of Angelina Jolie’s blood around his neck, Thorton won Best Adapted Screenplay for Sling Blade in 1997.

  • 10 Phil Collins
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    Phil Collins won an Oscar, and it wasn’t for a sick drum solo a lá “In the Air Tonight.” It was for Best Original Song for “You’ll Be in My Heart” which was featured in the animated film Tarzan.

Taraji P. Henson, Oprah, and Halle Berry are just a few of the black women who shine at the Oscars.