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Academy Award Cupcakes

Here's some delicious incentive to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday -- cupcakes inspired by Oscar winners and nominees. Some of these films may have won Best Picture, but which one gets the coveted Best Cupcake?

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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The Wizard of Oz won Best Song for Over the Rainbow and Best Original Music Score. Judy Garland won a Juvenile Oscar for her work on both The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms.

Gone With the Wind (1939)

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Gone with the Wind won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinetomatography (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Art Direction. Hattie McDaniel's Best Supporting Actress win marked the first time an African-American received an Academy Award.

West Side Story (1961)

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Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story went on to win ten Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. It has the distinction of being the musical that received the most Oscars.

The Godfather (1972)

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The Godfather received Best Picture, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and Best Actor in a Leading Role. Marlon Brando declined his award for Best Actor in protest of Hollywood's treatment of Native Americans.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

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The original Star Wars movie won Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, and Best Sound.

The Color Purple (1985)

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The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Academy Awards but won none. It is currently tied with The Turning Point (1977) for the movie with the most nominations without a single win.

The Piano (1993)

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The Piano won Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. Anna Paquin's Best Supporting Actress win made her the second youngest person to receive this award.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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The Return of the King won eleven academy awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Editing.

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