This Week In History

In honor of the 81st Annual Academy Awards, we present an all-Oscar edition of "This Week." • On February 16, 1996, a visibly drunk Dianne Wiest mistakenly awarded the Best Supporting Actor award to the pig from Babe. Unwilling to admit any implication of error on their part, the Academy has never corrected the mistake. Oscar statues were delivered to all 48 piglets who were used in the filming of the movie.

• On February 18th, 1982, citing a lack of a worthwhile recipients from the previous year, the Academy gave the Best Picture award to Casablanca again.

• On February 20, 1977, the David Niven streaker and the Native American who accepted Marlon Brando's Godfather Oscar began a bank robbing spree, which would span 18 days and 7 banks before the pair — both of whom were armed to the teeth — were cut down in a hail of police gunfire.

• On February 21, 1987, Short Circuit received the first (and last) Academy Award for Best Robot. It remains the only time that Steve Guttenberg has ever been allowed within five blocks of the ceremony.